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Museo del Templo Mayor

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Address: Seminario 8 | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
Phone Number:
52 5 5424784
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The ruins of the temple the Aztecs believed to be center of the universe.

The ruins of the temple the Aztecs believed to be center of the universe.

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Museum is spectacular, ruins less so

The actual archeological ruins of Templo Mayor are relatively mundane unless you're well-versed in archeology and history. Much more interesting for us as laypeople was the... read more

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Vancouver, Canada
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The actual archeological ruins of Templo Mayor are relatively mundane unless you're well-versed in archeology and history. Much more interesting for us as laypeople was the museum. The artifacts and explanations of the ancient cultures were fascinating. There is lots to keep the attention of adults and children alike. Most of the narrative placards are in English and Spanish so... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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You won't be disappointed with this outside and then inside museum in the Zocalo. Real ruins outside, well preserved. Inside wonderful relics with the coolest lighting effects we've seen thus far.

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Tamworth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To stand on the ground of the Incas is something very special at least to me. The museum itself is also well set out with English and Spanish. We went there before catching our plane home. Well worth the effort.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great short stroll through ruins and a very nicely laid out museum. Maybe 1-2 hours at most to see it all. Very enjoyable.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to visit and get a glimpse of the ancient wonders of Mexico City. A very impresive site and museum, worth visiting for at least 2 hours. A must do while touring the "Centro Historico" of Mexico City.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard that the Templo Mayor site was small, and so expected to zip through in under an hour. Wrong! The site is small by Teotihuacán standards, but rich and well-preserved. And the fairly new museum displays an wonderful collection of well-preserved artifacts from the site-- a good opportunity to learn more about pre-Colombian Mexico City. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum provides a great introduction to the Aztec culture if you do not have a lot of time to go to the main Anthropology museum. It is also located just off the Zocalo

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the highlights to our Mexico City holiday. Incredible artifacts and amazing to walk around. There is a restaurant opposite (Le Major I think), which we went to after which overlooks the ruins and serves pretty good food also.

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I found this museum very interesting for learning more about the ancient capital om Tenochtitlan. I can strongly recommend everyone to visit tis museum to learn more about the culture of the Aztecs.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To the side of the National Cathedral is the Temple Mayor Aztec site and to the right of that is one of the best museums in Mexico. Take the elevator to the top and wind your way down seeing extremely well prepared displays. Exquisite Art and Architecture. You can get an in depth idea of the Aztec Culture without even... More 

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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