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 is a great place to visit only if you are interested and have some knowledge about Aztec and Mesoamerica history and culture. It is located in the northeast corner of Zocalo, the museum is... 
    This is a great place to visit only if you are interested and have some knowledge about Aztec and Mesoamerica history and culture. It is located in the northeast corner of Zocalo, the museum is...  more »
  • I had a very bad experience in the ticket office. We were 3, I asked for three tickets. I saw that the machine printed 4 tickets. I thought that one of the printed tickets was the purchase receipt... 
    I had a very bad experience in the ticket office. We were 3, I asked for three tickets. I saw that the machine printed 4 tickets. I thought that one of the printed tickets was the purchase receipt...  more »
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  • They don’t allow water. Many museums do not allow water, but they will hold it for you. These people will not do that. Mexico City is at a high altitude and you need water. I went in while my wife had to wait outside to hold the water. I found that most of the good stuff could be viewed from the terrace which you can go on for free. I recommend you pass up paying admission to go see this place unless you are really really interested in Mayan history.
  • Don't bring water or gum, you'll have to toss it in the trash. It is very hot so bring a hat on and good shoes, so much to see, outside is very hot but inside the museum is very nice and cool. Its an archeological site that is worth the price (4USD) and it is very historical! Discovered in 1978 the Templo Mayor was then opened to the public and we are able to see history within our reach. It's a must see in Mexico City and you must read everything to learn about the history of the site.

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