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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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Incredible look into the past

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... read more

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is our first time seeing it was not far from our hotel and love the old part of mexico city will go back and vist again.

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The Aztecs were the ones that billed this place and here you can See how big and important they were This place had really nice views from the top of the pyramids

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit to see and learn about the history of the Templo Mayor. As it is just next to the Metropolitan Cathedral, it is easy to visit. Leave 2 hours for it as it takes time. And don't use up too much time/energy outside seeing the ruins, because once you get to the museum there is a ton to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the full tour of the Templo Mayor and if you like to take pictures of the archaeology and artifacts then this is the place to do it! I had a blast going through this museum but it took a very long time because there is so much to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first saw this site from the street by the Cathedral, and without looking further (for example, by checking out TripAdvisor) did not expect much. But there was much more to see at the excavation site than we expected and the associated museum was very good, with almost everything provided with English translation for those of us who are linguistically... More 

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