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Museo del Templo Mayor

Seminario 8 | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06060, Mexico (Centro)
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As featured in 3 days in Mexico City
Ranked #12 of 287 attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, History Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: This is an excellent indoor and outdoor museum that displays multiple layers of a modern day, partial excavation of "The Great Temple" of preHispanic... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The museum is very well laid out and informative. It houses quite a large collection of artifacts found on site during excavations.

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North Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Second visit.... Love this site! Hired a guide at the Diego Rivera murals who agreed to give us a tour of the murals as well as the Museo del Templo Mayor. Fantastic. Made a big difference with the live narration with Q&A. (The first time I visited four years ago, I did not have a guide. It worked, but the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Fascinating insight into the history of the city and its previous preHispanic incarnation. Coupled with a trip to the anthropology museum, which houses many of the original artefacts excavated from the Templo Mayor, you can learn an awful lot about the place as it was in past. Just a word - there will most likely be people outside trying to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Take the small street to the left side of the Metropolitan church to get to the entrance. It's unfortunately most of the ruins are destroyed but there are quite a few interesting areas left. All signs have English. The museum has a bunch of great pieces as well. Don't miss!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

this is a very interesting place. i only did the ruins and did not enter the museum. we had a tour guide, wish it was in english to understand a little more but i read a bunch about it after. its very easy to get to, but parking is always a hassle. dont bring a stroller, its easier to leave... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The remains of the the great pyramid are impressive and the museum built beside it is really fantastic. It is a must visit in Mexico City

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austin, texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I am a teacher, so that might be part of the reason why I enjoyed this museum so much. But mostly i was just surprised at how well laid out, how well curated, and how interesting the artifacts in the museum were. A pleasant surprise and a treat if you know a little about Aztec and pre-Aztec civilizations.

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wagga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

the site itself is impressive by virtue of the fact it is right in the town. the museum is impressive and well laid out and a viable alternative to the anthropology museum for those having a regretably brief visit to mexico City

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The site itself is nice, did not expect a 7 wing museum at this location, do not miss this attraction it is behind the Catedral.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

While the original splendor of the Mexica (Aztec) capital and sprawling metropolis of Tenochtitlan was destroyed by Spanish conquest, this archeological dig does a good job showing you a little of what the former city center looked like. It's incredible to be able to stand in the ruins and look at the Metropolitan Cathedral and think about the vastly different... More

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