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Tlalpan [http://www.tlalpan.gob.mx/] comprises several small towns south of Mexico City, including Tlalpan itself, Chicalcoyotl, San Pedro Martir, San Andres Totoltepec, Xicalco and San Miguel Ajusco. All of these towns eventually got merged into the urban sprawl and became what is today known as a "Delegacion" Tlalpan (borough or municipality) of the Federal District. It is the largest borough in Mexico City and borders with the State of Morelos. It is also home to the Ajusco volcanic mountains with the highest peak measuring 3,937 meters above the sea level.
 
Tlalpan [http://www.tlalpan.gob.mx/] comprises several small towns south of Mexico City, including Tlalpan itself, Chicalcoyotl, San Pedro Martir, San Andres Totoltepec, Xicalco and San Miguel Ajusco. All of these towns eventually got merged into the urban sprawl and became what is today known as a "Delegacion" Tlalpan (borough or municipality) of the Federal District. It is the largest borough in Mexico City and borders with the State of Morelos. It is also home to the Ajusco volcanic mountains with the highest peak measuring 3,937 meters above the sea level.
  
In terms of foreign tourism, Downtown Tlalpan is a barely known place, which could make it a highlight if you visit it. Overall it is a quiet and safe place, with Colonial architecture, cobblestone streets and lots of trees.
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In terms of foreign tourism, Downtown Tlalpan is a barely known place, which could make it a highlight if you visit it. Overall is a quiet and safe place, with Colonial architecture, cobblestone streets and lots of trees.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
Tlalpan is one of only three boroughs that still has no subway service.
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The easiest way to reach the Centro Historico of Tlalpan is using an RTP bus [hppt://www.rtp.gob.mx], through Tlalpan Avenue or Insurgentes Sur avenues. The bus should have a sign that reads "San Fernando". Ask the driver you want to go "Tlalpan Centro". As in many other places in Mexico, the area lacks of traffic signs, so it is better to ask people for directions.
The easiest way to reach the Centro Historico of Tlalpan is using an RTP bus [http://www.rtp.gob.mx], through Tlalpan Avenue or Insurgentes Sur avenues. The bus should have a sign that reads "San Fernando". Ask the driver you want to go "Tlalpan Centro". As in many other places in Mexico, the area lacks of traffic signs, so it is better to ask people for directions.
 
 
There are also RTP buses that reach some of the old towns, these buses run along Insurgentes Sur, which later becomes the Federal (Libre) Highway to Cuernavaca.
 
There are also RTP buses that reach some of the old towns, these buses run along Insurgentes Sur, which later becomes the Federal (Libre) Highway to Cuernavaca.
  
==Get around==
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==Get Around==
 
The Centro Historico of Tlalpan comprises an area of maybe 6 x 6 blocks, which can be done by foot. If you plan to visit the other towns a Taxi or a Car will be necessary.  Ask for a map at the Tourist Booth in the Zocalo (main square)
 
The Centro Historico of Tlalpan comprises an area of maybe 6 x 6 blocks, which can be done by foot. If you plan to visit the other towns a Taxi or a Car will be necessary.  Ask for a map at the Tourist Booth in the Zocalo (main square)
  
==See==
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==See in Centro Historico of Tlalpan==
 
[[Image:TlalpanCasaChata.JPG|thumb| Casa Chata in Centro Historico]]
 
[[Image:TlalpanCasaChata.JPG|thumb| Casa Chata in Centro Historico]]
 
'''Centro Historico de Tlalpan''' or historical Downtown of Tlalpan is a good place to visit. You can stroll through the streets around the '''Plaza de la Constitucion''' (Zocalo) The main square.  Some of the main attractions within the Centro Historico are:
 
'''Centro Historico de Tlalpan''' or historical Downtown of Tlalpan is a good place to visit. You can stroll through the streets around the '''Plaza de la Constitucion''' (Zocalo) The main square.  Some of the main attractions within the Centro Historico are:
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* '''Mercado Publico''' Plaza de la Constitucion (Main square). This public market is the last "Porfirian" style that remains in Mexico City.  
 
* '''Mercado Publico''' Plaza de la Constitucion (Main square). This public market is the last "Porfirian" style that remains in Mexico City.  
 
* '''Casa de Santa Ana''' San Fernando Avenue and Madero Street. Today, offices of an insurance company.  
 
* '''Casa de Santa Ana''' San Fernando Avenue and Madero Street. Today, offices of an insurance company.  
* '''Tlalpan Mint''' Moneda and Juarez street. For 2 years, in the late 1800's, this building housed the Mexican Mint, today is a secondary school.
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* '''Tlalpan Mint''' Moneda and Juarez street. For 2 years, this building housed the Mexican Mint, today is a secondary school.
 
* '''Casa Frissac''' Plaza de la Constitucion and Moneda streets.
 
* '''Casa Frissac''' Plaza de la Constitucion and Moneda streets.
 
* '''Casa Chata''' Matamoros and Moneda streets
 
* '''Casa Chata''' Matamoros and Moneda streets
  
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==See in other towns of Tlalpan==
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===Town of Chicalcoyotl===
 
*'''Church of Asuncion Chimalcoyotl''' Rosal Street (without number) dating back to the XVII century.
 
*'''Church of Asuncion Chimalcoyotl''' Rosal Street (without number) dating back to the XVII century.
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===Town of San Pedro Martir===
 
*'''Church of San Pedro Martir de Verona''' Ensenanza Street and Laurel Street. Built in the XVIII century.
 
*'''Church of San Pedro Martir de Verona''' Ensenanza Street and Laurel Street. Built in the XVIII century.
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===Town of San Andres Totoltepec===
 
*'''Parroquia de San Andres Totoltepec''' Morelos Avenue and Palma Street. This parish was built in the XVII century , refurbished in 1965.
 
*'''Parroquia de San Andres Totoltepec''' Morelos Avenue and Palma Street. This parish was built in the XVII century , refurbished in 1965.
*'''San Miguel de Xicalco Church''' Mexico Avenue and 16 de Septiembre street. This church was built in the XVII century. An imazing place to be....
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===Town of San Miguel Xicalco===
*'''Cuicuilco Archeological zone''' The oldest archeological zone in Mexico City, its inhabitants later moved away to found the world famous Teotihuacán. It features a round pyramid unique in the country.
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*'''San Miguel de Xicalco Church''' Mexico Avenue and 16 de Septiembre street. This church was built in the XVII century.
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
 
Some hotels operating in this area include:
 
Some hotels operating in this area include:
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* '''Radisson Paraiso''' Cuspide 53, Colonia Parques.  Tel 5927-5959 4 stars rates around USD$125-150
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* '''Royal Pedregal'''
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* '''Costa del Sol'''
  
* <sleep name="Hotel Costa del Sol" alt="" address="Carretera Federal a Cuernavaca No. 5101
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==Contact==
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* <sleep name="Radisson Paraiso" alt="" address="Cupside 53, Colonia Parques" directions="" phone="5927-5959" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="USD$ 125-150">4-star hotel.</sleep>
 
 
 
* <sleep name="Royal Pedregal" alt="" address="Periferico Sur 4363, Jardines en la Montaña" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
 
  
==Contact==
 
  
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