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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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09:00 - 17:00
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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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A remarkable site.

This museum was outstanding. It is an archaeological masterpiece. There are 2 components - the outdoor component (the historical pyramid itself) and an indoor component (a... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum was outstanding. It is an archaeological masterpiece. There are 2 components - the outdoor component (the historical pyramid itself) and an indoor component (a museum). Both are included with the ticket price. One piece of advice is to take water, wear sunglasses and wear sunscreen. The outdoor portion is almost entirely exposed to sunlight.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sadly, those who do 'restoration' in Mexico uniformly do a horrible job, using what at least looks like cement to 'recreate' what once was here. And this place is no exception, alas. Even so, it really is worth visiting, and learning about the great nation's origins. It's something to experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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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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