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The Zocalo and Diego Rivera

The Zocalo— Mexico City’s open central plaza— is a site to behold.  Lively and full of people, it provides a window into daily Mexican life— across the socioeconomic spectrum.  The Zocalo’s impressive Spanish colonial architecture blends with pre-Columbian motifs and relics, including the base of the Great Aztec Pyramid. In the adjacent Palacio Nacional, students explore the captivating original murals of Diego Rivera, arguably the greatest artist of the Twentieth Century.

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