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- "With their sensitivity to the beauty of flowers, birds and gems, their strength of religious feeling ... these ancient Mexicans were civilised men."
- –Jacques Soustelle
- +4 Faith.
- +6 Food.
- Provides a free Garden in the city.
- Destroyed if the city is conquered.
Texcotzingo increases a city's production of Faith and Food, and also provides it with a Garden that expedites Great Person generation. These bonuses will allow the city to grow rapidly and become a cornerstone of a Native American empire, but they will be lost if the city is captured. Be sure to protect it well.
Dating back to the Postclassic Period of the Aztec Empire, adjacent to the capital of Texcoco, Texcotzingo served as the imperial summer gardens. Dedicated to Tlaloc, the god of rain, it was constructed by the monarch Nezahualcoyoti in the 15th century AD. An elaborate and advanced irrigation system transformed Texcotzingo into a recreational paradise for the nobility, a display of the flora of the empire, a medicinal garden, and a sacred place. Covering 122 hectares, it is considered the first botanical garden of the world, and was a source of wonder for the Spanish conquistadors.