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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  • October 4, 2017
    It's a visit to learn more about Mexican civilizations. Particularly noteworthy is the Museum inside where there are exceptional and well preserved archaeological remains.
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  • October 3, 2017
    I had the opportunity to see only from the outside, but is quite amazing to see ancient ruins in the middle of the city along with other type of constructions. Must see!  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Very interesting to know the history of my country, the pre-Hispanic history on this site things important to see if are elderly is free without credential is inexpensive has great facilities learn a lot and it is very important to see how he lived in the time of l You Aztecs
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  • June 23, 2017
    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
  • July 4, 2017
    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.
  • June 17, 2017
    It was great! It was well designed. There was English interpretation labels and English brochures for the non Spanish speakers.
  • June 17, 2017
    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
  • June 28, 2017
    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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