Catholic Temples Built on Teocallis Give Account of Prehispanic Urban Planning

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MEXICO CITY.- During the Conquest period between 1524 and 1529, Spaniards constructed 68 churches on sacred Prehispanic buildings of Tenochtitlan and Tlatelolco. 20 of these structures raised to develop the evangelization work among Mexica people, are still standing, while 5 are partially on foot. In Tlatelolco, those dedicated to San Francisco Mecamalinco, Santa Ana Atenantitch, Santa Clara Acozac (Nuestra Señora de los Angeles), San Miguel Nonoalco and La Concepcion Atenantitlan remain. In what once was Tenochtitlan, today Historical Center of Mexico City, are the temples of Santa Cruz Soledad Guaucontzinco, San Jeronimo Atlixco, Candelaria de los Patos, Magdalena Mixhuca, Santa Cruz Acatlan, San Lucas Quescontitlan, San Pablo Teopan, Santa Maria Tlaquechiuhca, San Sebastian Atzacalco, San Antonio Tomatlan, San Cristobal Aztacalco, Soledad Campo Florido Amanalco, Niño Jesús Tepetitlan y