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Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City

Categories: Ruins, History Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Very cool the Templo Mayor Museum. Giant's permanent exhibition (8 exhibition halls), complete and perfect for all ages. You can enjoy all the Mexican culture, of all time. A full day's ride, for those who like history and anthropology.
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  • I arrived on Sunday and I took to meet the Center, didn't pay the entrance, next to the Cathedral, it being Sunday was very full, interesting, good size
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  • Interesting, but better able to read and speak English or Spanish because otherwise there is not much. The outside tour gives us a very simplistic idea of what could be a big lack of explanation this temple, that's too bad, however the Museum is rather well done, but too repetitive in the end, short a visit why not but we know in advance what you will find!
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  • Small but nice site. Dual temples atop a pyramid (150'/45m tall when it reached its maximum). "Center of the universe". Serpent, eagle, frog, & more sculptures. Red frescoes (compare to color at Teotihuacan). Dedication to man's best friend (who guides your spirit thru the underworld). Eagle pottery, eagle skeleton.
  • The museum at the Templo Mayor is incredible. Much better than I expected, full with interesting artifacts, presented very professionally. There was a very good amount of information in English too. Really helped to understand the ruins you see outside.
  • Museum is definitely worth a visit. It's amazing to see the remains of the Aztec temple rediscovered in the 20th century. Dedicate at least a couple of hours to the visit. I didn't hire a guide, but it probably would have been worth doing.
  • This has an interesting history. It was discovered in the 1970's and they have been digging ever since. There are 7 stages with each stage a different point in history where they built over the previous temples. You can walk through some of the ruins and follow that with an interesting museum. It has pretty good translations as well. Good place to visit when in the zocolo.
  • This is a must if you're in Mexico City. Absolutely amazing museum and active archeological site. Absolutely stunning.
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