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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: The ruins of the temple the Aztecs believed to be center of the universe.
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For some reason, I went into this with fairly low expectations, so perhaps my very positive impressions grew from that. After buying my ticket ($64 pesos), you are routed through... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

For some reason, I went into this with fairly low expectations, so perhaps my very positive impressions grew from that. After buying my ticket ($64 pesos), you are routed through a rather lengthy walking path that snakes through the archaeological site. In general, I found the signage quite good and helpful, in Spanish and English. It points you to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A must see! I wish I had more time to spend here. It was just simply beautiful. my advice is to allow more than 2 hrs.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent museum which redeemed the rather poorly signed/explained archeological site itself. The museum also has a very interesting architecture

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I liked being able to visit the grounds excavations, just outside the museum. The Templo mayor museum is quite large, and artifacts are well lighted and displayed. The Templo Mayor was the Aztec center of religious life: almost completely destroyed in the conquest by Spain. It was rediscovered in the 1970's, with excavations / findings going on for many years... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The ruins of the Temple aren't hugely impressive to look at on their own - however, the audioguide and the subsequent visit to the museum where the artefacts discovered in excavation are kept, really bring it to life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I came to see the recently discovered Earth Goddess Plaque and wasn't disappointed. If you want to just focus on Aztec high culture for a few hours, this is your museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Outdoor site is interesting, but the real treat is the attached museum. It is much larger than I anticipated, and since it began to rain as I was concluding my tour of the ancient site, the museum provided hours of additional exploration without getting wet. This place contains a multitude of artifacts, and my limited command of Spanish was no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

In the middle of the city there are some ruins of the mexicans or aztecs that are underneath the city. You better get an audioguide so you can really learn about mexican history.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Worth it to go just to soak up the history behind this site and to see all of the wonderful artifacts in the very well done museum. The self guided tour starts outside on the site (about an hour) & then you enter the museum, which took us about 2 hours to get through. We did pay for the audio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Really nice place to visit in Mexico, I recommend for everyone that like see old buildings and think about the way our civilization decide to progress. Near to other historical sites too.

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Additional Information about Museo del Templo Mayor

Address: Seminario 8 | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 5 5424784
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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