This museum is excellent and really way larger than I expected. I did not allow enough time to see it all but next time I return, I'll spend more time there. Nicely done!
El Mayor El Mayor is a thoroughly fascinating archeological site right in the center of the city behind the Cathedral. When you purchase a ticket, it is to the site itself and the museum. The museum is beautiful and although most of the signs are in Spanish, it is fairly easy to just lose yourself in the artifacts. It helps... More
This is a thoughtfully designed museum, with many interesting artifacts, mainly from the Templo Mayor. Entry to this museum is included with your entry to the Temple, but is reached after you have tried to make sense of the excavated buildings. If you have no knowledge of this type of temple evolution, it may be worth going directly to the... More
Almost too much to take in - really interesting place! Stunning photos to be had. Would have liked an English tour guide - either a person or a book or a headset, but you get the gist just going round. Lots of plaques to read in English as well as Spanish
This was a wonderful museum - starting with walking around the extensive archeological digs outside of the temple that Cortez destroyed and you can see some of the sacrificial areas and some of the colors still in the stone. There are signs in English all along (though a few are in Spanish only) and you don't need a guide. Inside... More
These Aztec ruins of the twin temples seen by the Spanish are next to the cathedral. Well worth the visit; the museum is another excellent Mexican archaeology museum. Good for older children.
A great visit to some of the original aztec ruins right in the heart of the city just off the Zocola. Walk through here and try and envisage what it would have been like in the time of Cortez...fascinating! You can quite easily do a self guided tour of this site and there is also a great museum alongside it.... More
I stumbled upon Templo Mayor and was very impressed. It was fun to walk through the outdoor temple and the signs in Spanish and English were helpful. Don't skip the museum and plan to spend at least an hour inside. The museum was very large and impressive, housing many different exhibits and artifacts from many different empires.
It's incredible that you can visit one of the biggest cities in the world and in the heart of its downtown, also visit a very important archeological site. You can see the remains of the original Aztec city and everything built on top of it. The museum is also interesting in explaining the history of the Spanish Conquisition and afterwards.
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