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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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Aztecas!

We visited the templo mayor museum last weekend. It's great how they have this piramids in the middle of a down town city. Great Aztec history. Also a nice museum. Located in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited the templo mayor museum last weekend. It's great how they have this piramids in the middle of a down town city. Great Aztec history. Also a nice museum. Located in the zocalo area of la ciudad de Mexico. It's a most visit kids will really enjoy the history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This historic place is located just in the corner of the Zocalo. Often a line up to get in so plan a weekday and maybe early, but remember, closed on Monday. I would get more information, maybe Google so you know what to expect, it is amazing. Mexico City has much to see, make sure you put this on your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

There is no better way to begin a visit to the Mexico City of 2015 than a visit to the remarkable excavation of the original city of Tenochtitlan,. Walk thru the foundations of the temple, then see many of the items uncovered there in the handsome new museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The Templo Mayor has two qualities that the National Museum does not - first it is close to a lot of other things downtown including the Cathedral and the Zocalo. And second the collection is somewhat better organized.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Prehispanic historical site. It's a must see while in Mexico City. You can walk through the archeological site and then visit the wonderful museum which is now showing the latest piece that was recently discovered. The monolith of Tlaltecuhtli.

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Houston TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is a historic sight that was lost from view under the crowded city center since 1522. Remarkably it has been slowly uncovered and saved. It represents a large part of Mexican culture and is being well preserved. WORTH THE TIME

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I never understood how this area could be above ground now when it used to be buried. The answer is that it seemed like a hill and was built over with streets and homes. The Aztecs' templo mayor itself was thought for years to be under the cathedral, but it isn't--just close. The museum has an amazing collection of things... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

You visit the inside of a temple, and you can read explanations about all the sites (Spanish of course, English, but not French...). all that ourside. Inside, don't miss the theater, one time a week, with passionates employees of the museum acting Maya legends in Maya tonge (and Spanish too!). Very didactic, they speak with people, asking if anybody want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was my first stop in Mexico City and it was a fantastic introduction to the city. Aztec ruins were uncovered not that long ago right in the centre and now they are the focus for this wonderful museum. It is mostly open-air - very relaxing to walk around, read some signs and take in the atmosphere. Wonderful way to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Amazing ruins of Tenochtitlan (Aztec capital) and museum in the middle of the city! Just next to all the wonderful mess of the Zocalo. We loved that contrast. The Templo Mayor, totally worth the visit and must be a stop when you visit downtown.

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