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Tlalpan (TLAHL-pan), south of University City, can be reached by bus from the Taxqueña Metro station (line 2). The name means “place of solid ground”; in this area south of the Valley of Mexico, regional civilizations flourished as early as 1200 B.C. The Olympic Village (Villa Olímpica), built to house athletes during the 1968 summer games, is now a residential area.
Near Plaza de la Constitución, Tlalpan's main square, is the 1532 church of San Agustín de las Cuevas, which contains paintings by Miguel Cabrera. To the southwest is the extinct 13,097-foot Volcán Ajusco. Buses that leave from Azteca Stadium on Calzada de Tlalpan travel to the volcano, which offers excellent views of the surrounding area if the weather is clear.
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Cuicuilco Pyramid
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