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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  • Place of visit forced in city of Mexico. It is next to the Cathedral, in the Centre and the metro leaves you very close to the entrance. Templo mayor has lots of history between its stones. In addition to the remains will visit the Museum included in the visit. It is a very complete Museum. It is excellent for lovers of museums.
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  • It is a great Museum. More tired is the long line and what to walk and climb stairs. But it is very interesting
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  • A very enjoyable walk through time just steps from our hotel. Entrance to the museum takes you through the excavation of the Templo and explains is expansion over time and ends at the entrance to the ...  more »
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  • So much history, so much to learn. It's like a tiny slice of the anthropology museum (which I can't recommend enough). Go early. The Sunday midday crowds really make it hard to appreciate what you're looking at, when fully half the people are taking selfies instead of looking at what's right in front of them. 4 stars only because most of the interpretation plaques are in Spanish only. I fully understand how this complaint makes me sound, but know your audience. English is an international language, and you're only charging the foreigners admission. (If my friend hadn't asked me a question right in front of the gatekeeper, I would have gotten in for free.) So please make it possible for us to understand what we're looking at - and paying for. (Most of the outdoor plaques are Spanish & English. Almost everything inside is Spanish only.) Also? Security is a joke. Two different guards looked in the main part of my bag. They made me throw away my water, but didn't look at the rest of my bag, even though the metal detector was going off. (It was going off for everybody.) What's the point?
  • Very interesting. One improvement would be if they rewrote the English site descriptions. The language was too flowery and didn't just clearly explain the subject matter.
  • This UNESCO World Heritage site is top class. Very well done both on the exterior excavation site and museum. Clear signage throughout, with the exception of the temporary exhibits. The museum design is also very clear in progression, which helps learning the history of Tenochtitlan.
  • Amazing museum consisting of the excavated ruins of the city centre of the Aztec city Tenochtitlan. What I especially enjoyed about this is that there is a gallery of photos from the actual archaeological work, which gives you a glimpse of how the site must have looked like during the excavation process, as well as the hard work that goes into excavations and analysis. Loved the photos, but I wish the descriptions were also in English (I docked a star for that).
  • Part of the area near the Zocalo - a Unesco site and a great history lesson to take in. The area is partially open to the public with a museum area you can enter for a fee. If you have time to experience the total package go for it. Lots of people visit and many school groups which is fun to watch the kids taking in the history and education.
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