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Museo del Templo Mayor

Address: Seminario 8 | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06060, Mexico (Centro)
Phone Number: 52 5 5424784
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Ranked #11 of 273 Attractions in Mexico City
Type: Ancient Ruins, History Museums, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The ruins of the temple the Aztecs believed to be center of the universe.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 NEW

Unbelievable remains found in 1978 when the subway was being built. Lots and lots of excavated walls and carvings. Also a very nice museum describing it all. Not a ton of artifacts, I think most are at the museum of archeology, but interesting nonetheless. Much of this is outdoors with no shade so be prepared for the sun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The place is easy to find and has its share of tourists and enthusiasts. It has ruins for you to walk through and explore the various stages and excavations that the place has undergone. It is nice to see and walk through the fields to see it firsthand but also the fun can be ruined depending on the time and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

The first thing I did when I got into Mexico City was walk to the Zocalo. It was huge. You are surrounded by stately colonial buildings. Just behind the massive cathedral is this spectacular archaeological site. The information is good and the museum that you enter to the left after walking through the site was very cool. It gives a... More

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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The entrance is next to the Cathedral. You cannot bring drinking water in this site. The heritage is amazing and the museum is great.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Objects, human skulls and bones, art work and well written explanations of the many layers and centuries love life at this important site in Mexico. The museum is good to visit after you ahve seen the excavations of Temple Mayor.

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Johannesburg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The ruins are minimal and it is very hot if you choose your time of day poorly. The museum was lovely, quite dark in some places, but plenty to see. I preferred other sites more, but the museum was worthwhile. There were 8 sections to see, 4 floors if I remember correctly. A lot of the descriptions were in both... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

There is so much information to see, and if you only have a few days in Mexico City, this is the place to experience culture and the excavation of artifacts in one place. It close to the Metropolitan Cathedral, National Palace and many beautiful places on the Zocalo.

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Gary, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The museum presents a large collection of artifacts -- many of them stunning - dug up from excavations in the immediate vicinity of the museum. As usual in Mexico, everything is shown to great advantage and frequent new 'finds' bring a surprise element to repeat visits. This is a must-see for visitors, and since it is on the Zocalo, it's... More

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The signs are in both Spanish and English. There's lots to see. We got the audio guide but would say it was a waste of money as all the information you need is on the signs. The museum was well set out with lots of artefacts. It is in a good location and easy to find.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Although I had been to Mexico City many times, this was my first visit to the Museo del Templo Mayor. Definitely worth the time. A pyramid right in the heart of the historic center so much easier for those who do not have the time to visit Teotihuacán. The museum itself has so much information available it is quite impressive.... More

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