Museo del Templo Mayor, Mexico City

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Located in the heart of Mexico City's historic neighborhood, Museo del Templo Mayor is an ancient archaeological site, once one of the Aztec people's most important temples. Belonging to the postclassical period of Mesoamerica, the temple was dedicated to two Aztec gods: Huitzilopochtli, the god of war, and Tlaloc, the god of rain and architecture. In 1987, the museum was built to help preserve the World Heritage Site, helping to continue excavation and provide a rich and detailed history of the temple for visitors. A vast collection of artifacts unearthed throughout the years, as well as a model of the Aztec capital city Tenochtitlán (now Mexico City), are displayed across eight main exhibition halls surrounding the sacred site. To visit Museo del Templo Mayor on your trip to Mexico City, use our Mexico City trip builder website.
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  • This was the highlight of exploration for me in Mexico City! I had no idea there were massive excavations going on right in the centre of Mexico City. This site is amazing!  more »
  • This place was amazing. You can have a very good idea about the details of history in Mexico. The walkways between the ruins was so fantastic. The building of museum has several antiques that will....  more »
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  • This is must when visiting Mexico. A great place to start your México City experience. The experience will take you on a historical ride of a life time. A place where ancient structures and modern ones share time and space. The tickets are cheap and the experience is priceless. I recommend taking the metro here or an Uber. Because of its historical value this place gets 5 stars!
  • This is one amazing place and so well presented and preserved. Gives us an idea of how advanced the people were in the past and how inventive they were using available materials to make things work back then. The displays are so well done. You need quite some time to do it justice.
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