Museo del Templo Mayor

Museo del Templo Mayor, Mexico City

Museo del Templo Mayor
4.5
Ancient Ruins • History Museums
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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
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The ruins of the temple the Aztecs believed to be center of the universe.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Admission tickets
from $45.00
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The area
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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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HeidiWills
Seattle, WA246 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
If you go to Mexico City, this is a must-see site! So much history and with your modest ticket price ($4 U.S.A. or 80 pesos) you gain entry beyond the excavation of the pyramid ruins to the excellent museum with the amazing artifacts found at this site. My 15-year old daughter and I were enthralled, mainly because we hired Jorge, a guide who works this temple. You’ll find him right out front most days wearing his sombrero. (Photo included.) He’s a retired teacher with a sense of humor and fluent English skills. He charged us 200 pesos per person for a one-hour tour of the external section. Well worth finding and hiring Jorge to better appreciate and understand this amazing site!
Written February 22, 2020
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nhbezerkeley
29 contributions
Feb 2020
Interesting to get pre-Hispanic history of Tenochtitlan. If you are planning to go to Teotihuacan and the anthropological museum, you probably don't need to pay to visit Templo Mayor. Instead, you can view the ruins it from the adjoining platforms. It was pretty crowded when we were there and we didn't have the stamina for the whole museum.
Written February 26, 2020
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murali8121
Kochi (Cochin), India790 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Located in the historical centre next to the Metropolitan Cathedral and the national Palace.
Open 9.00 - 5.00 except Mondays
Entry ticket 80 pesos
Time required to see two hours and more depending on interest
The temple construction began around 1325 and was rebuilt multiple times. The Spanish partly destroyed the temple to make way for a cathedral in 1521. Templo Mayor was built as the main temple in the ancient capital city of Tenochtitlan for worshipping the God of war Huitzilopochtli, and Tlaloc, god of rain and agriculture, on top of pyramids with separate staircases.
Do not miss the museum behind the excavations which exhibit plenty of the findings in several floors.
Written January 30, 2020
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Sandra M
Minneapolis, MN48 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
This museum and the surrounding grounds present archeological research that display found objects and structures dating back centuries before the colonial period. The work is presented in a way that average visitors can easily understand and enjoy the intrigue of peering deep into history. Truly amazing.
Written April 13, 2022
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Janekiwi
Wellington, New Zealand152 contributions
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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annminky
United States1,459 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
The museum is right next to the Metropolitan Cathedral. The fee to get inside was 80 pesos. The museum has 8 sections were you can look at all the artifacts etc. another lovely museum to visit in Mexico City.
Written January 16, 2022
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SafetyPro-VA
Falls Church, VA238 contributions
Nov 2021
Loved it. Very good explanation of Aztec culture, including information on trade, etc. Much more English information than the Archeological Museum and not as overwhelming. The museum visit includes the archeological site - a very important Aztec site. It's a little hard to visualize the way the site looked 500 years ago, surrounded by the city the way it is, but still awe-inspiring.
Written November 30, 2021
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Sharyl C
9 contributions
Mar 2022
This was a great surprise. It wasn't there last time I visited Mexico City. The actual archaeological site was the most important part to me. Having read about it (for years), being there and seeing it was incredible. The museum itself was much larger than I expected, and frankly, much more than I really needed to see. For a specialist, the artifacts are great. For a non-specialist, a smaller museum would have sufficed. I suspect if I had booked a tour, it would have been more meaningful.
Written March 7, 2022
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Lance H
Boerne, TX1,277 contributions
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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jt20062017
El Paso, TX44 contributions
May 2021
Imagine it was once a city on the island and Cortez took it from the side of the water. Imagine how horrified the Christians were when they saw children sacrificed to the gods. The museum is very educative and the ruins of the city and temple are very interesting.
Written April 20, 2022
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Museo del Templo Mayor is open:
  • Tue - Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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