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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  • Excellent view and see the ruins of the templo mayor! The Museum was closed so it not could appreciate about l beauty of the place!
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  • It's next to the Grand Cathedral hence you won't miss it. Very busy and many visitors due it's free. We came on the weekeday hence not as busy as weekend. Not really my favourite place as mostly ruins...  more »
  • Meet one of the remnants of Aztec culture, in the city centre. Tip: read the informational cards and, if you can, make the view guided by accredited person. In General, the programmes include all the square where you will find other important buildings, such as the Cathedral and the Government Palace, where are the murals of Diego Rivera.
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  • Very nice place. Great views. Beautiful artifacts. A must see in Mexico city. Plainly put, a cultural staple and signature landmark of the city and country. Only complain is that I had trouble getting my mom in law around with a wheelchair. About 50% of the temple itself is not wheelchair accessible even though there are already platforms and ramps could be feasibly placed around the remainder of the temple. Even so, the wheelshair was supplied by the temple staff, who were very helpful, and we really enjoyed the visit.
  • Breath taking ruins placed right next to the cathedral built from its stolen stones. A moving walk through history. Attached to a wonderful museum dedicated to the Aztec civilization. Not only will you see an amazing site, but you will probably also learn some thing. Try to swing by on a Sunday when all museums in Mexico City are free. Well worth it
  • I visited this museum about 10 years ago and it has improved SO much! The display areas have been updated and include English descriptions. They also have a massive new piece discovered just a few years ago. It's displayed nicely and is quite impressive! You must go visit!
  • Excellent museum that has interpretive signs both in Spanish and English (for the most part) and covers much of what the actual archaeologists found including plants and animals. Typically plants don't get much attention in museums or even by archaeologists, so I was impressed. I was also very impressed by the Mexican citizens visiting who seemed far more interested and attentive than any Americans I have ever seen in US museums. Has a check in for extra baggage and things like skateboards.
  • I can only say: Awesome. It is one of the most important architecture of the history of Mexico. You must visit Templo Mayor if you want to know more about this country. Really, you must do it.
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