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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 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The ruins of the temple the Aztecs believed to be center of the universe.
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Fabulous hour spent here

Beautifully laid out, you walk first through the ruins of old Mexico City and then get a closer look at some of the artefacts. Some amazing stuff, which didn't bore the children... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Beautifully laid out, you walk first through the ruins of old Mexico City and then get a closer look at some of the artefacts. Some amazing stuff, which didn't bore the children either (aged 13 and 9), so result! Could spend maybe another hour on top quite easily

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Crediton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

A superb example of a museum that mixes the ruins with interpretative salons. It is one of the absolutely 'must sees' in Mexico City.

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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Relatively recently discovered and excavation and research keep going, it is a neat place to visit and learn from prehispanic culture and traditions in Mexicas era, some of those cultural acts now seem to be unbelievable, it is a must to stop by the museum that it is at the end of the rout and learn more about Mexicas and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Thank the conquistadors for having to go your imagination into overdrive since in their greedy wisdom they decided to destroy the temple and city (the biggest in the world at that time) surrounding it. It helps if you take a look at the model in the Zocalo underground station to give you an idea of what there once was. Otherwise... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A fantastic site with ruins of Aztec society and a great museum that contains many artifacts from them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Very well laid out... Again an awesome museum. Mexico City really has done a fabulous job with their history and all the little bits and pieces. Over 60 yrs old get in for cheap with ID. Some of the museums have English earphones to rent. Would be a good idea as there isn't a lot of English writings.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Having an audio headset or knowledgeable guide brings the significance of the ruins to life. The main temple itself was rebuilt 7 times on top of the previous because of sinking due to floods and earthquakes. Once you get that this is what you are looking at, it is pretty awe-inspiring. To also realize what is involved in excavating this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is a wonderful, small museum, definitely worth seeing, and especially if you are touring the ruins at Tenochtitlan. I would go back again if I were in Mexico City again.

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Eureka, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This was our second visit to Templo Mayor. They have done a wonderful job of describing the archaeological work, and we could tell there had been progress since our first visit. I don't always like audio guides, but these were very helpful. The museum is also very beautiful and very well done. It is really worth more than one visit.

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Banning, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

One can see the ruin of the temple and also the artifacts in the museum. The museum can be completed from about one to two hours. You can spend hours studying he artifacts and history.

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