Museo del Templo Mayor, Mexico City

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Located in the heart of Mexico City's historic neighborhood, Museo del Templo Mayor is an ancient archaeological site, once one of the Aztec people's most important temples. Belonging to the postclassical period of Mesoamerica, the temple was dedicated to two Aztec gods: Huitzilopochtli, the god of war, and Tlaloc, the god of rain and architecture. In 1987, the museum was built to help preserve the World Heritage Site, helping to continue excavation and provide a rich and detailed history of the temple for visitors. A vast collection of artifacts unearthed throughout the years, as well as a model of the Aztec capital city Tenochtitlán (now Mexico City), are displayed across eight main exhibition halls surrounding the sacred site. To visit Museo del Templo Mayor on your trip to Mexico City, use our Mexico City trip builder website .
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  • In this Museum is among what was discovered the ruins of pre-Hispanic vestiges, ranging from rooms to small pyramids, the museum houses a good number of objects found around it
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  • If you come to the CDMX you can miss many things except the Museum of the Great Temple and the Museum of Anthropology. It's not only awesome to see it from above, at street level, but walking through the ruins and visiting the museum is an unforgettable experience. Don't miss Tlaltecutli's recent finds.
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  • From a far-fn look is a post-earthquake relics, near-look is actually 7 periods of construction overlay story, in addition to the original outdoor site, there are 2 town hall treasure in the indoor, very characteristic of the humanities exhibition, recommended to see
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  • Very busy on a Sunday (free for local residents). Outdoor information was good, interesting and well spaced. In the indoor museum there wasn't much English info though which took away from understanding some of the displays. Overall veto worth a visit still
  • This place is large an expansive as it including the ruins and the museum all in one ticket. I recommend you come with enough time to visit everything since it is all so interesting. They keep the place very well maintained and everything is so well laid out to view. This location is so close to the Zocalo that I recommend all travelers to come visit.
  • Enjoyed a wonderful visit to the ruins and museum. Well set out displays and informative descriptions. Must see when in Mexico City. Plan to spend at least a hour or more looking and absorbing the past.
  • Very neat place to go right in the middle of Mexico City. These ruins are coming back up out of the ground and rising up above city street level. The city was built on top and now as they are being uncovered the museum has some excellent archeological examples of this culture. If you are in Mexico City, I think this is a must go
  • Only in the end of the visitation (at the Museum) you will find information about the whole site. The site is pretty broken and difficult for the visitors to grasp what's going on without guides or audio guides. To me, the museum bit does a great job going through the local culture and peoples who used to live there in the past. A must go.
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