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Level 24 : Expert Architect

Current building state:
Sacred Precinct: Facade: 95, Interiors: 30
Marketplace: Facade: 45, Interiors: 30, Stores: 40%
Noble Homes: Facade: 5%, Interiors: 5%
Axayacatl Palace: Facade: 80%, Interiors: 20%
Xiuhtecuhtli complex:Facade: 65%, Interiors: 0%
Temples: 12 of 67
Temple Interiors Completed:
-Xipe Totec
History of Tenochtitlan
March 13 1325, The legend tells that after many suns and moons of peregrination from the legendary land of Aztlan, the Aztec people finally reached their promised land, the legend says that Huitzilopochtli (god of the Sun and War) ordered the Aztecs to search for Copil's heart and build their city over it. The sign would be an eagle perched on a cactus, eating a precious serpent, and the place would become their permanent home, Mexico - Tenochtitlan, an ancient Mexican city-state located on an artificial island in Lake Texcoco, in the Valley of Mexico, it was the capital of the Mexica Empire. Tenochtitlan was as big as Paris and it was probably the largest city in the world at the time, it had twice the population of Rome; the city had two entities: Tenochtitlan and Tlatelolco, both of these entities (altepetl) had a sacred precinct surrrounded by "floating gardens" or "chinampas" where the "Aztec" or "Mexica" people used to live and farm.
When the Spanish conquistadors first saw the island city of Mexico Tenochtitlan (now the capital - Mexico City), they couldn’t believe their eyes, it was the largest city they've ever seen, and it’s huge white gleaming temple pyramids looked out over a unique metropolis that was sectioned by an intricate system of canals and roads. Tenochtitlan rivaled Venice, Italy, for its beauty and it certainly made Seville, the home city of the conquistadors, look actually smaller. The Aztec capital had immense marketplaces, gardens, schools, palaces, etc... it was a place rich in architectural wonders, ritual celebrations, culture and magnificent wealth.The Spanish could not accept that “savages” would have been so graced by God, and seeing all the works of the Aztecs as simply the work of the devil, set out to totally destroy Tenochtitlan, the mexica were defeated by disease and the city was razed in 1521 by orders of the Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortes, they smashed every idol, destroyed entire libraries, burned and toppled every building, drained the canals, sent the people into slavery (those not decimated by the diseases) and built their “New Spain” from the ruins of the mighty Aztec city. The meeting of the two sophisticated cultures and the bloody clash between the antagonists gave birth to modern Mexico.

Though this city is so misterious and controversial, I'm attempting to make the buildings as authentic and accurate as possible, based in historical records, paintings, a few remaining pre-columbian manuscripts depicting aztec buildings, recent discoveries and information arround the web, I theorize how the Mexica empire's architecture looked like.

I hope you like and enjoy this recreation, if so I would really appreciate your comments, feedback and... ;)

Custom Tree Repository by Lentebriesje
Texture pack (Highly recomended): Soartex Fanver

Arqueological websites:


Creditlentebriesje, Soartex Fanver, Chocapic
Progress5% complete

5 Update Logs

Update #5 : 10/15/2018 11:33:50 amOct 15th, 2018

- The Marketplace has been updated to 60%
- Yacatecuhtli's temple has been modified and interiors are 100%
- Tezcatlipoca and Xipe Totec Temples have been modified to fit recent discoveries
- Xipe Totec Interios 100%

More Info & pictures: https://www.planetminecraft.com/member/tlatoani/wall/post/98274/

Tianquistli - Before / After

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I hope you'll be continuing this project! And if you do (or if you don't, and decide to end it here) I hope you will release it to be explored. I am absolutely in love with the work you've done ^^
como lo descargo? :'u

(primer comentario Kappa)
  • BiffyBob11
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • October 15, 2018, 3:35 pm
Wow! In history at school we have just started our unit called "The Spanish Conquest of The Americas". It covers a lot about Tenochtitlan, This looks so accurate!
  • Leonarbre
  • Level 41
  • Master Technomancer
  • October 15, 2018, 11:00 am
woa gg for the realism it look so cool ! keep it up :)
  • TheMayanGuy
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • September 18, 2018, 2:00 pm
I never seen any mesoamerican build of that quality, this is completely incredible, i love all the details and the use of archaeological data.
Seriously this is by far one of the best build i ever seen in minecraft !
I imagine all the work you do here and its incredible !
  • Tlatoani
  • Level 24
  • Expert Architect
  • September 18, 2018, 6:12 pm
Thank you very much... It makes me very happy to please your sight!
Yek! Muy bien hecho!
  • heromode
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • August 4, 2018, 7:03 am
When finished you will release it? or a small request for release is 200 diamond. 100 favorite. It can motivate some people to follow this project

  • Tlatoani
  • Level 24
  • Expert Architect
  • August 4, 2018, 7:38 am
I will release it till I reach Tlatelolco's sacred precinct (about 70% of the project completed)
  • Rachelcat
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Pony
  • August 3, 2018, 4:07 pm
OMG Amazing, I have no words...

Buen trabajo compa!

  • Shizenokami
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Architect
  • August 3, 2018, 1:04 pm
Outstanding !
grand bravo for this awesome build !
  • cnorgren
  • Level 65
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • July 31, 2018, 7:33 am
This is amazing!!
There's been alot of versions of Tenochtitlan built over the years, but I think you've outdone all of them here. I am in love with the materials you've used and proportions are spot on. You seem to be using archeological data too, which is fantastic.

I wish you luck on this project and hope it will get finished at some point in the future. Looks great so far.
  • Tlatoani
  • Level 24
  • Expert Architect
  • July 31, 2018, 12:43 pm
Thanks a lot for your comment, really appreciated!
  • fov360
  • Level 42
  • Master Pixel Puncher
  • July 30, 2018, 5:31 am
Didn't come across this project since ages. It is still as impressive as three years ago. It's really a pitty you don't it update anymore.
  • Tlatoani
  • Level 24
  • Expert Architect
  • July 30, 2018, 5:33 am
Thank you!
Big update coming very soon ;)
  • fov360
  • Level 42
  • Master Pixel Puncher
  • July 30, 2018, 6:16 am
Thats good news! Looking forward to it. :)
  • Kv00130
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • April 29, 2018, 5:58 pm
How do i download this. Please
wow que pro soy mexicano mis ancestros eran mayas me podrias ayudar a hacer un mapa de lo mayas

Im mexican can you adda a download and help me to make a mayan map chichenitza pleas
Could you please put this map up for download? If you aren't going to until it's finished, or aren't going to at all, please let us know, so people will stop asking. This map if fantastic! The city is beautiful. If you've stopped working on it, please continue, many people want to se the finished product.
  • Level 20
  • Expert Architect
  • April 1, 2017, 4:51 am
OMG, it's so beautiful !
  • Ch1l4n60
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 24, 2016, 2:30 pm
Ta bien chido, felicidades wei!¡
This looks absolutely incredible. Seeing a detailed re-creation of Tenochtitlan is the number 1 item on the list of things I want to see before I die, just from the screenshots alone i'm astonished.

Really hope you are still working on this, keep up the amazing work!
is the map downloadable or can i offer to help.
  • Laserbilly
  • Level 42
  • Master Engineer
  • March 20, 2016, 5:18 pm
How's this coming? The market looks amazing!
How is your project going? Any updates in the near future? :)
  • Tlatoani
  • Level 24
  • Expert Architect
  • February 23, 2016, 1:03 pm
I'm currently working on it, but its taking me time because i've been so busy lately, all I can say is that I'm also following the mesoamerican tradition about the temples :3.
  • bjbrown84
  • Level 45
  • Master Architect
  • August 1, 2015, 9:50 pm
Very nice update again. 
The only thing I wonder from the start, is it the TP 
or why you are building mainly with "white" stones?
  • Tlatoani
  • Level 24
  • Expert Architect
  • August 2, 2015, 1:27 pm
The TP is Soaetex fanver.
As far as I know the city used to be mainly white, all the temples and the majority of noble and middle class homes were covered with white stucco, some say they did this to show off their wealth since stucco was the most expensive decoration material for buildings at the time.
*-* So many big places, I LOVE BIG PLACES :D
  • Neekoris
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Terraformer
  • August 1, 2015, 2:10 pm
This is awesome, :DDD
  • exsilit
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Caveman
  • June 17, 2015, 1:42 pm
You are doing a great job!
  • Ecaogrim
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Pirate
  • June 14, 2015, 2:11 pm
Can't wait for this!!! I need the download plz! I am mexican and I would really love to see it more !! IT LOOKS AMAZING o-o
  • 1saac
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • June 30, 2015, 11:27 pm
My old account :D
  • Tlatoani
  • Level 24
  • Expert Architect
  • June 14, 2015, 1:52 pm
Thank you! I will enable the download till this project is big enough to be worthy of exploration :)
Just a quick note. I think the Aztec ball court was shaped like a letter I (with serifs). It had high walls with rings (to throw the ball in) near the top
  • Tiresh
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Architect
  • May 28, 2015, 8:47 am
That looks great as for now :D
  • Shimoto
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Ninja
  • May 27, 2015, 6:48 pm
great work so far!
and really nice first project ;)
Im looking forward to more stuff by you
  • Tlatoani
  • Level 24
  • Expert Architect
  • May 27, 2015, 7:01 pm
Thanks!, its a long way to go :P
  • IXAnakinXI
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Architect
  • May 27, 2015, 5:40 pm

How!? What!? Awesome job! Looks so realistic :D
  • xSnowToast
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Network
  • May 27, 2015, 3:38 pm
Looking good so far ^-^
Also-did you know that the location of Tenochtitlan's location was chosen when an the nomads (maybe not nomads-I'll just say Aztecs) spotted an eagle perched upon a cactus on a rock. I'll never forget that
  • fov360
  • Level 42
  • Master Pixel Puncher
  • May 27, 2015, 12:19 pm
Fantastic start - looking forward to see this project grow.
  • Ervinache235
  • Level 46
  • Master Necromancer
  • May 27, 2015, 10:10 am
That is amazing for now! Good job! I am looking forward to seeing this finished!
  • bjbrown84
  • Level 45
  • Master Architect
  • May 26, 2015, 9:00 pm
looks really good. Keep up the work
Can't wait for the final result! Great job! :D
Is this only %5 done!? If that's true because that's what it says then I can't wait for the finished product! Diamond for you!
  • Tlatoani
  • Level 24
  • Expert Architect
  • May 26, 2015, 3:06 pm
True it is!
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • May 26, 2015, 2:33 pm
Looks simply amazing so far!  I can't wait to see this finished!  :D
If it was only up for download....
  • RoyMejia
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 26, 2015, 1:12 pm
WOW! Great work mate i really liked this one ;)
  • Tlatoani
  • Level 24
  • Expert Architect
  • May 26, 2015, 1:32 pm
Thanks! :)

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