One of the oldest cultures, with multiple customs and traditions, typical dishes known all over the world… do you consider yourself an expert in Mexican culture? Learn a little more about Aztec customs with us.
The Mexica culture has also been called Aztec, beginning when its citizens created the capital called Tenochtitlan, a city recently discovered in Mexico City.
- Ball game
- Festivals in the rain
- Human sacrifices
How many centuries did the Mexica culture last?
The Mexica or Aztec culture covered the period between 1325 A.D. and 1521 A.D. (almost two centuries) until the arrival of the Spanish and their conquest.
Characteristics of Mexican culture
Among many other qualities, they were considered very powerful warriors in Mesoamerica, also great architects and astronomers, as well as very believers due to the fact that religion was deeply rooted in their culture.
Ancient Mexican cultures
The Teotihuacan people lived from 100 B.C. to 650 A.D., in the ceremonial center of Teotihuacan where the well-known Pyramids of the sun and the moon or the road of the dead were found. Surely visiting the pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacan you will realize why it is so well known around the world.
The Olmecs are located in the pre-classic period between 2,500 BC and 200 AD, in the geographical area of southern Veracruz or northern Tabaso.
For the Zapotecs, agriculture was paramount and they considered themselves experts. They built large temples, totems and left as a legacy the ball game, among others.
The Maya lived during the pre-classic period until the 15th century A.D. and their main contributions include the solar calendar, great contributions in architecture and writing. Do you know the temple of the god Kukulcan? is one of the largest buildings left to us by the Mayas.
Hotels in Cancun
If you are thinking about where to spend your next vacation or a quick getaway with your partner, we recommend you to take a look at the hotels in Cancun of the Oasis hotel group. You have a choice of all-inclusive resorts where you can enjoy multiple services and not worry about anything else.
You can hire tours that take you to ancient archaeological sites that belonged to one of the ancient Mexican cultures: the Maya. Thanks to Caribe Maya Travel Agency you will get to know first hand incredible places full of history.
There are rooms with incredible views of the Caribbean Sea and large beds where you can rest after a long day of sightseeing, excursions and sunbathing on the beach. Have a delicious cocktail in the private pool on the terrace of your room and enjoy.
The restaurants and bars you will find have varied gastronomic specialties that will please both children and adults, and if you want to enjoy a superior experience, we advise you to visit the specialty restaurants.
All Oasis hotels offer entertainment such as shows, water and sports activities in the hotel and much more. We encourage you to visit the Red Casino, El Coyote Loco or the Red Kinky Nihgt Club, they will surprise you!