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Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City

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Located in the heart of Mexico City's historic neighborhood, Templo Mayor Museum 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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Templo Mayor Museum and many more Mexico City attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Mexico City vacation trip planner.
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  • A museum showing the history of Mexico in its ruins. Our guide through the city led us to this Museum and we had realized that was reforming with glass panels to see better samples and remains of the buildings. Place bound if you visit city of Mexico.
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  • Templo Mayor Museum, an open-air museum, right next to the square. Many remains belonging to the Aztecs, wall decorations and statues. It's really a place extremely impressive features.
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  • It was neat to be able to see the site in the middle of town, the museum helped to give it some context. The restoration efforts were tremendous. Many of the exhibits have both english and spanish (bu...  more »
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  • Pretty impressive museum. Shows more background into the recent artifacts discovered in mexico. Also it's cool to see some reproduced sculptures with the original colored stucco
  • Great museum telling the story of the Aztec very thoroughly at an active archeological site where significant discoveries are still being unearthed. Not to be missed.
  • It was great! It was well designed. There was English interpretation labels and English brochures for the non Spanish speakers.
  • Pretty cool to walk around and see the ruins. If you have a backpack they make you leave it in a room, then when you are done you have to exit in a different place than where you started and walk all the way around back to the start to get the backpack
  • An incredible place that show us a little of the magnificence of Tenochtitlan. Every lover of the Mexico history will love this place.

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