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. To visit Templo Mayor Museum on your trip to Mexico City, use our Mexico City trip builder website .
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  • I visited this place with a big expectations, certainly remains are quite interesting but unfortunately witten decriptions on each stop was very poor and only mentioned something very light about some...  more »
  • tremendous place, all ordered, each level makes understand all found to few meters of the socket, I loved it
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  • They opened the new access via underground, from the side of the Metropolitan Cathedral. The renewed site keeps interesting surprises and a well-designed Museum
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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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