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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Really interesting site with a fantastic exhibition space. Some really important archaeological findings on display. Beware though - you cannot take water, mints, gum or even cigarettes inside - they.... more
Really interesting site with a fantastic exhibition space. Some really important archaeological findings on display. Beware though - you cannot take water, mints, gum or even cigarettes inside - they.... more »
This museum is well kept and always great to see. It highlights the history of Mexico and it's history through the Spanish invasion. It has a lot of interest artifacts displayed.
This museum is well kept and always great to see. It highlights the history of Mexico and it's history through the Spanish invasion. It has a lot of interest artifacts displayed. more »
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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