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Aztec Sun Ritual Site
Cerro de la Estrella is located in the Iztapalapa zone which is popularly known as the site where the Aztec Sun Ritual was held. It is a mesoamerican archaeological site that is elevated 2.460 meters above sea level. From the rocky slopes, you will have a nice overlooking view of Lake Texococo.
Tourists flocked Cerro de la Estrella to see the great sights and learn about the ritual of Fuego Nuevo or New Fire which took place every 52 years. The ritual is a sun renewal ceremony that took place at the peak. The place already attracted inhabitants as far as 1000BC while the first constructions in the Teotihuacana area were made around 900BC.
Cerro de la Estrella has been classified as one of the country’s national parks in 1998 and this wonderful archaeological site has been upgraded with an fascinating museum. Make it a point to visit this place.
Cerro de la Estrella
Cerro de la Estrella, Mexico City
Phone: +52 55 533 4700
Open Hours: 8:00AM to 6:00PM