Museo del Templo Mayor
Museo del Templo Mayor
4.5
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
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The ruins of the temple the Aztecs believed to be center of the universe.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area

Address
Neighborhood: Centro Histórico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
How to get there
  • Zócalo • 3 min walk
  • Allende • 7 min walk
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  • David Marino
    California673 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    AMAZING....missing this is like missing The Forum if you go to Rome!!!
    I can only say "head bending." This is a must see top three in Mexico City. The excavation and preservation of the site is world class, particularly that the Spanish tore it down! The relics that are on display in the museum structure at the back are not to be missed. It's a 4 story structure, and you don't really get a good sense on the ground floor that it's worth going in, but don't miss it! Every floor gets better, and you can spend an hour here and you will see critical findings that you don't see at the Anthropology Museum. I was stunned by how affordable the museum is and how few people were there, as the entrance is obscure as it's underground at the back right corner of the cathedral, and not particularly well marked. However, the museum is NOT the little underground area where the tickets are sold, but the massive 4 story structure on the other side of the temple excavations.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 16, 2023
  • md115
    Potomac, Maryland456 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible history
    Fascinating history well represented in an eight room exhibit. We visited this during a City Walking tour, but there's a lot more information in the museum. It's incredible how many of the artifacts were found. Also fascinating to speculate are there more? It's an easy, intellectually stimulating visit Admission price is $90 MXN (~$6 USD).
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 15, 2023
  • Inaie
    Aguas de Lindoia, SP230 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A trip back in time
    History, history, and more history. Mexico is packed with fascinating places and amazing historical sites. This temple was found while some telecommunication workers were excavating the ground. Suddenly, they found a huge stone that archeologists knew was situated in a major temple. Today, we can still see many of the objects found and some of the walls and paintings of the Temple. The Azteca built on top of existing temples, and you can see several layers of those constructions. There are still uncovered structures, buried in the heart of Mexico city and excavations are still being conducted under the city. One can only imagine what's still to be found!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 19, 2024
  • Oscar M
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth it!!!
    Was very pleasantly surprised by the Templo Mayor, was expecting this tour to be short and sweet but was happy to see that they also had a nice size museum to go with the walking tour of the grounds… spent a nice amount of time in the museum…. Highly recommended!!!!
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 14, 2024
  • WestCoastRestless
    Central Oregon, Oregon258 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely a must see
    Fantastic archeological site with attached museum. As the remains of the Great Temple, it was the center of thenpre-conquest Mexica universe. The artifacts the museum holds were all found on the site. Definitely a must if you are interested in Mexican history.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 29, 2024
  • I_Travel_T00_Much
    United States17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden entrance and Museum--find it and you will be amazed.
    A bit of a hidden museum that actually has a better collection and display than some other places. 1. It is a hard to find the entrance to this museum--it is underneath Templo Mayor. 2. The "front" entrance building is not the museum...you need to go out into the Templo Mayor site and about 100 meters from the entrance you will find an incredible A/C museum. Excellent history and pieces on display. Museum needs to add some signage to the entrance and to the main museum building and the route to get there.
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written July 11, 2024
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Janekiwi
Wellington, New Zealand163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Artefacts from the central city ruins and surrounding area. Wonderful collection and well displayed with most panels also in English. The ruins and this museum can be visited in a half day and tell a compelling story of Mexico’s development.
Written January 23, 2020
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Lance H
Boerne, TX1,261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
First of all, I like museums. Second of all, I enjoy learning about other cultures. With those two things mentioned, I have to say that this was probably my favorite place in Mexico City. It is very large with unique displays that are very well presented. A must visit for museum hounds.
Written February 16, 2020
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SLC
Cumbaya, Ecuador14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
We had visited CDMX about 2 years ago and missed this museum so we wanted to come back, we did not fail. It is amazing as you go through it you are walking an archeological site, there is also a complete museum inside and a complete different view of the cathedral. Not to be missed.
Written January 4, 2020
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Rachel B
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Business
They don’t allow water. Many museums do not allow water, but they will hold it for you. These people will not do that. Mexico City is at a high altitude and you need water. I went in while my wife had to wait outside to hold the water. I found that most of the good stuff could be viewed from the terrace which you can go on for free. I recommend you pass up paying admission to go see this place unless you are really really interested in Mayan history.
Written November 25, 2022
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lasian_12
London, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We found the Templo Mayor the best of the various sites to visit in Mexico City. It was great to learn the story of how the ruins were only recently discovered and when we were there we could still see archaeologists excavating. The outdoor walk as well as the museum complemented each other well.
Written February 9, 2020
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Scubaqueen_12
Green Valley, Arizona152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
These ruins were below some buildings right near the Cathedral across from the Zocalo. They have been excavated and visitors can walk around on boardwalks amongst the ruins. You need to enter the museum to do this and I recommend doing that. We didn't actually go into the main museum because it was late in the day, and we were tired. But it was really worthwhile to walk around and read the descriptions of what we were seeing. Most of the signs were in both Spanish and English.
Written January 29, 2020
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John P
Melbourne, Australia1,165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This fascinating site contains not only the large area of archaeological ruins visible from the street but a marvelous museum building containing objects found at the site. The site was a treasure trove and there are numerous pre-colonial findings of great beauty and interest well displayed. Post colonial findings while interesting are not in the same league. A little more English interpretation on the ground floor of the museum would help but in general this is a fabulous visit.
Written February 1, 2020
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leuveen
United Kingdom1,289 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The museum offers you a close up view of the Temple Mayor with some information in English. Unfortunately, as you are not allowed to carry water with you, I had to skip a big part of exhibition which was the most interesting part for me as I couldn't stand it anymore after walking in the scorching sun. I've enjoyed the view from the balcony above the Temple Mayor, which you can enter for free, much more than the museum.
Written February 18, 2020
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Joseph K
80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
For me theTemplo Mayor of Mexico was the main place to visit between the Mexico City attractions, although the ruins are not that impressive as Teotihuacan pyramids. The museum has a lot of very interesting exhibits, excavated from different parts of the Temple. I liked those warriors relieves, and other exhibits from the House of Eagles. don't skip it, when in Mexico City!
Written February 6, 2020
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yetti_jam
Bromley, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is a brilliant and fascinating place to visit. I have always been interested in the Aztec history and I learned so much. There is a lot to see and it took us a couple of hours to get around it all. There are English signs telling you about the architecture. You can see a lot of this temple for free by walking around it at street level but I would say to get up close and read all about it was totally worth the ticket (80 pesos)
Written January 9, 2020
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