Why was Tenochtitlan so important?
Tenochtitlan or more properly Mexico-Tenochtitlan is such important because it was the capital of the most powerful Estate know in ancient Mexico. In real Mexico was the most important, Tenochtitlan was the real capital of the Empire and the Mexican King was the only emperor.
Is Tenochtitlan now called Mexico?
Tenochtitlán, located in the heart of what is now Mexico City, was the largest city and capital of the Aztec Empire. Today, Mexico City is still one of the largest cities in the world, despite its unusual setting. It sits on a swampy island in the middle of Lake Texcoco in the Basin of Mexico, a strange place for any capital, ancient or modern.
What present day city was Tenochtitlan on?
The World Heritage Site of Xochimilco contains what remains of the geography (water, boats, floating gardens) of the Mexica capital. Tenochtitlan was one of two Mexica āltepētl ( city-states or polities) on the island, the other being Tlatelolco. The city is located in modern-day Mexico City .
What did they do after conquering Tenochtitlan?
In May 1521, Cortés returned to Tenochtitlán, and after a three-month siege the city fell. After restoring some order, he retired to his estate south of Mexico City and sent out maritime expeditions from the Pacific coast. In 1540, he returned to Spain and was neglected by the court. He died in 1547.