Located in northwestern Mexico City, Azcapotzalco is a beautiful borough that is a part of the country’s Federal District. From the earliest of times, this town has been symbolized by an ‘ant hill’, which is also what its name means in Nahuatl (language). The town dates back to 7000 BC when gatherers and hunters roamed the area for its surrounding lakes and forests. It has come a long way since the pre Hispanic times when it was under the throne of the Tepanec until overthrown by the Aztec Triple Alliance. Today, it represent an ancient city of various neighborhoods from different eras, known as ‘colonias’, and is prized for its rich cultural heritage. Azcapotzalco tickets make the perfect choice for travelers and tourists since the city offers a wide variety of museums, parks, gardens, fountains, theatres, monuments and arenas.
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The city is home to one of the most ancient continuous yearly pilgrimages that are taken to a Roman catholic church called Basillica of the Lady of Guadalupe. It is visited by many millions of people, especially in December, which contains the ‘Feast Day’. This annual event is called Feista de los Naturales during which leaders of twenty-eight communities collect money and other donations as Guadalupe’s offerings. Before the events kicks off, a festival is held with fascinating fireworks and masses coming together to bless the lucky pilgrims. This has continued since more than four hundred years ago and is supposed to be the earliest place organized by indigenous people of Mexico. Records have shown that the earliest pilgrimage may have been performed in 1532, just eleven months following the supposed appearance of Virgin Mary.
This intriguing city has its own legends, one of which is about ‘Xancopina’s Enchanted Pool’, which is fresh water spring that has been in existence since pre Hispanic times. It is the place where Moctezuma, the ruler of Tenochtitlan, possibly submerged ample amounts of treasure following his defeat at the hands of the Spanish. This spring was once located where now stands the Unidad Habitacional Cuitlahuac. Also, Azcapotzalco is where the earliest El Bajio restaurant was founded and still operates.
Another place to visit in Azcapotzalco is Arena Ciudad de Mexico, which translates to Mexico City Arena. The indoor arena is known for hosting some of the most fun and high profile events, and has a gigantic seating capacity for more than twenty-two thousand. It opened in February 2012, and is operated by the famous Zingia Live that promises the most popular shows performances in the city, with its alliance with the well-known Feldman Entertainment. It has hosted shows like the Advance Auto Part Monster Jam, Ringling Bros and Barnum Bailey Circus, and Disney on Ice. It has been visited by many renowned musical acts like Hillsong United, Matchbox Twenty, Def Leppard, Maroon 5, Aerosmith, and The Smashing Pumpkins, among others.
For your next vacation, grab Azcapotzalco tickets that promise a place that is not only historically rich and culturally intriguing, but also offers great entertainment options with sports, concerts and performing art events.