Tlatelolco Aqueduct and the Spring of Xancopinca

The spring is said to be the legendary hiding place of Moctezuma’s treasure and guarded by the ghost of La Malinche.

The aqueduct that fed Tlatelolco for hundreds of years originated at a mystical pool called Xancopinca, east of Atzcapozalco on the western shore of Lake Xochimilco. The aqueduct dates at least to the reign of Tezozomoc of Azcapotzalco, from 1370 to 1426.

Spring of Xancopinca shown in the Tira de Tepechpan.

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