Pre-Hispanic Night Celebration

Pre-Hispanic culture is the name given to the historic stage of the American continent from the arrival of the first human beings to the establishment of political and cultural domination of Europeans on American indigenous peoples.

The pre-Hispanic culture in Mexico belongs to a region known as Mesoamerica, in Central Mexico and Central America. It covers three thousand years since 1500 BC. Until 1500 AD. This stage has been divided into three eras: Pre-Classic, Classic and Post-Classic. Indigenous peoples who were linking art with religion developed pre-Hispanic art.

Mexican art begins with Mesoamerican art, created by sedentary cultures that built important cities such as Teotihuacán, Chichen Itzá, Palenque, and Uxmal.

The pre-Hispanic culture was the basis of many of the elements associated with Mesoamerica, such as the writing system, calendars, advances in astronomy and historic sculptures. Among the main pre-Hispanic cultures are Teotihuacán, Olmeca and the Mayan culture. Pre-Hispanic art was related to religious and political needs. Its cultural manifestations are very wide-ranging. Among them are architecture, ceramics and “bark” paper.


During the 4th International Encounter of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri to be held on July 23 – 27, 2018 in Mexico City, we will have a pre-Hispanic night in which we will enjoy pre-Hispanic music and dances.