The Legend of Tenochtitlan continues telling us how following their god’s orders, they began centuries of pilgrimage and traveling from place to place, learning and being inspired by the different peoples they encountered.

After years of traveling from place to place, they finally arrived at the Lake of Texcoco.  There they saw a small island in the middle of the lake. There was an eagle on a nopal cactus devouring a snake. It was here that their arduous pilgrimage would finally end. The Legend of Tenochtitlan had come true!

Foundation of Mexico City Tenochtitlan

It is believed that this moment of divine revelation took place in the year 1323.  By  1325 they had founded the great city of Tenochtitlan.

The characteristics of this area were essential for their survival.  Because of its natural isolation, it offered military and economic advantages.