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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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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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The history here is mind-boggling. When you visit, the area seems small...but when you consider that the city itself was so much larger, and they had a central plaza 500 m by 500... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The history here is mind-boggling. When you visit, the area seems small...but when you consider that the city itself was so much larger, and they had a central plaza 500 m by 500 m, that is 25 football fields...wow. The Aztecs and all of the other ancient civilizations in Mexico are an incredible peek into human history. I never get... More 

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Sechelt, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Right beside the Zocalo, in the heart of historical Mexico City, you will find the Templo Mayor Site and Museum. 65 pesos gets you into the sight. You will have to leave any bottles of water at the reception, but they can be picked up later. The sight is large and very uneven, due to the settling of Mexico City... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Of course, Cortez and his band of mercenaries pretty much destroyed Tenochtitlan. All of what's here was found buried under modern Mexico City. So you have to have a good imagination to see the pyramids and other structures that are here. Just imagine what's buried under the rest of the city! Cortez. when he first saw it, thought it was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Didn't actually go to the museum but we were shown it as part of a walking tour. Apparently the area in which it was built had been a lake and the building area was created as an island. The rest of the area in which it is situated is sinking, but the temple hasn't done so. Makes you wonder at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well preserved and cared for site, with a fascinating museum at the end of the outdoors section, which is definitely worth checking out. Some breathtaking pieces both indoors and outdoors, and easy access from Zócalo metro station.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The site of the ancient temple is located directly beside the impressive Cathedral and the centre of the city and is not to me missed. We paid the entrance fee (MXP 65 or Euro 3) per person which is beyond reasonable in our opinion. It took us about an hour to walk the site following the walkway that meanders through... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beside the Zocalo you will find the Templo Mayor which was higher than the today old cathedral. Don't forget we are still on historical place of the old Aztec capital Technochtitlan. You will see that anthropological excavation continues today with recent finds being displayed in the adjacent museum. So start outside with the Templo Mayor and than enter this wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't see one without the other. It is fascinating to look at the very place the Aztecs performed their sacrificial rituals. You will see that anthropological excavation continues today with recent finds being displayed in the adjacent museum. Understand the history of the area and its people before, during and after the Spanish conquest by visiting this unique site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this is a great place to visit (and for a very nominal fee of $3-$4) it can be quite similar to other ruins in Mexico. The ruins themselves are open-air that you can walk in about 10-15 mins but the indoor museum is quite huge and houses 8 stories of artifacts. If you are short on time, hop into... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great site to visit and enjoy. Very accessible and outdoors activity. Learn about the ruins and ancient civilization.

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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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