Aztecs

The City in the Lake

Our Aztec workshops focus on the extraordinary city of Tenochtitlan. We cover mythology, but also technology, ecology and food.

Tenochtitlan was built as a result of a prophesy. A city of vast temples and palaces, built on reclaimed land in the middle of a lake, but surrounded by thousands of 'chinampas', or 'floating gardens', where the ordinary Aztecs lived and grew the crops needed to sustain this vast city of over 200,000 people.

We'll build a model of Tenochtitlan: We'll provide the temples and high status building and children can use a template to create their own chinampa,complete with garden

Above: Models of an Aztec temple and palace