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Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City
(4.5/5 based on 2,600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • If you're in the Zocalo area, it certainly pays to include a visit. It is remarkable that they only found these ruins quiet recently. It begs the question how much more is buried underneath the city. ...  more »
  • Plan to spend at least 2 hours here. Easy to get to just beyond the Catedral Metropolitana (Zocalo Metro stop). The outside ruins are fascinating but the real gems are inside the well-curated and orga...  more »
  • A real treat and insight into the culture and lifestyle of the Aztecs. All exhibits are well put together and well lit. The museum is large and easy to navigate. It is easy to find in the central area...  more »
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  • It has a nice collection but seems like the administration of the museum isn't going well cause the cleaning and assembly are bad, theres some missing identity card, also I recommend visit during the week and not in Sunday (too many people and stressful kids that are dangerous to the exposition) The day I went there was a doctor named Alfonso who was a great exposer (I think he's only on sundays)
  • 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.
  • A great museum, where they did a good job of presenting archeological findings. It is very very crowded though.
  • 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.
  • The best exhibition of Mexica/Aztec culture done with objects from the urban archaeology program.