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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 #9 of 389 things to do in Mexico City
Type: Ancient ruins, History museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The ruins of the temple the Aztecs believed to be center of the...
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Type: Ancient ruins, History museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The ruins of the temple the Aztecs believed to be center of the universe.
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Raleigh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Anindoor museum with outdoor riuns. This is a site that was unearthed in the heart of Mexico City. It has a long history of being rebuilt over the years as eathquakes and floods caused the original structure to sink. There are actually seven layers of building on top of each other. The cost is $64 pesos each and it was... More 

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santa clara, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It's right there next to the Cathedral. If you're a teacher bring your ID for a discount, Free on Sundays to locals. The outside part is interesting, but make sure to leave time for the museum at the end. It's 3 stories of stories!!! (Bathroom free.) It's really crowded on Sundays 'cuz locals go there w/ their families (cuz it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is a pretty neat place. You can get an understanding of this ancient city and imagine what it was like to discover the ruins back in the 1970s. The museum itself if a marvel--I love the way the artifacts are displayed and the opportunity to enjoy them in context. There are some incredible pieces carved from stone that help... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The historic Site is quite interesting to visit in DF. However after seeing so many archeological Sites in México i have to admit that this one did Not impress me to much. Its right in the City Center so you Might AS Well visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

It was purely an accident of history that these remains of the Templo Mayor survived at all. Although greatly reduced from their glory days, what's left gives one a bit of a sense of what Cortes and his crowd saw when they arrived here. Note that much of the site likely remains uncovered under adjacent buildings. The attached museum is... More 

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CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Around the corner from Hotel Catedral. Great little museum. Curated very well I actually like it more than the Anthroploogy!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Hidden behind the main cathedral, remnants of the temple that existed there before the conquest, all that remains are the foundations the rest of the temple is inside the walls of the cathedral

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I really enjoyed my visit there, just fabulous art of the Ancient Aztecs! I has several floors with sculptures, ancient ritual object and some amazing textiles that survived.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Honestly, this doesnt look too interesting when looking in from the outside but you MUST go in and set foot on this most historic site! This Temple was one of the main Temples in the time of the Aztecs when the capital city was called Tenochtitlan, there really is so much history here.. I recommend to read up on tenochtitlan... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Besides the museum that it is very interesting, the place itself it is amazing, because it is downtown Mexico City, at the "zocalo" besides the national Palace and you can imagine and figure it how Mexico City was built

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