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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
Fee: Yes
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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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Ruins in The Center of the City

The ruins of a the ceremonial Temple are worth the visit. The excavation shows that the Temple was built on top of another. It makes you think about how the Center of Mexico... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ruins of a the ceremonial Temple are worth the visit. The excavation shows that the Temple was built on top of another. It makes you think about how the Center of Mexico looked when it was first seen by the Spanish and imagine what the area looked like. There is a museum which has a small selection of objects... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of my favourite books is 'AZTEC' by Cook; and visiting this Museum/Temple brought to life the words that i have imagined. Located off the main Plaza, I recommend this museum to those interested in Mexico's history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After reading Hugh Thomas's excellent book on the conquest of the Mexica by the Spanish led by Hernan Cortes in 1519, we just had to see the original site of this marvelous city and the remains of the ceremonial pyramid. The outdoor excavation is a wonder, after being buried for centuries under Spanish churches and other buildings. Inside the museum... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had visited Teotehuacan the previous day so in comparison Temple Mayor was underwhelming. You only need 1 hour to see it but you can also visit the Cathedral and Placio National which are very close. This would good you a good half day of activities.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Im not sure why or if you should pay to go inside when you can see most of it from the outside. Thats my tip

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are interested in ruins, this is a fantastic place to visit, especially as it is right in the centre of town (Zocalo) and you can do it in conjunction with other activities in the area. It starts with a walk around the original pyramid of Mexico City and ends with an extremely well made museum, with a lot... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The descriptions explaining the ruins need some repairs, but the ruins themselves are well kept and maintained, and the museum offers guides to tourists in english, french, and other several languages. 1-2 hours to see it all.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will not be allowed to take any type of drink or food, so check your bags well. You should check in items at a kiosk Before bothering to get in line to enter. There are several security checks for bags. Tourists pay $70 Mexican pesos each . The interesting thing about this area is that it was discovered while... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What's amazing about this site is that it was mostly hidden until 1978, when electric-company workers found a stunning monolith of an Aztec goddess, prompting serious excavation. The associated Museum is terrific.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A real Archaeological site near the city center main plaza or called Zócalo. They keep clean and control the site very well for preservation. The museum displays many finds with fantastic lighting, a true pleasure to walk through and view. Photos without flash are welcome.

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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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