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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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  • The stone structures are interesting, but it is also interesting to see what Spain did to literally take over this country. The old stone constructions were recycled to build the new buildings and you...  more »
  • The site is an active archaeological site. It is located behind the Metropolitan Cathedral. The cost is 70 Mexican dollars per person. ($3.50 USD). you can go inside with your backpack but they requir...  more »
  • Continually being explored Aztec temple being excavated just off the Zocalo. The excavation itself is fascinating, and the adjacent museum adds a lot.  more »
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  • A stunning museum that is a must-see if you visit Mexico City. A lot of partially salvaged parts of Tenochtitlan are here for all to see. Great care has been taken to protect these remaining parts of the temple, and there is highly visible and detailed information as you walk through. The indoor part of the museum holds some stunning pieces as well, and is architecturally gorgeous. Staff is friendly and it's easy to get around in!
  • A gorgeous museum where you can walk through the ruins as well as view artifacts. Loved this
  • So amazing to see ancient ruins in the middle of the City of Mexico's major plaza. Mexico City is a very surreal place. You can see a family, a businessman, a punk rocker next to a native person dressed in their authentic garments. There are beauties in this museum. Some of the popular Mayan sculptures replicated in modern times are here.
  • Wonderful place to visit! Fairly recent excavation of what is left of the mayor temple of Teotihuacán. Fascinating!
  • Simply the most revealing prehispanic mexica discovery. A place that unveils the past and the creation of the mexica town of tenochtitlan -the most significant settlement in america- much before the spanish layout of Mexico's city. It used to be "The Axis of the Universe".