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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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09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The ruins of the temple the Aztecs believed to be center of the universe.

The ruins of the temple the Aztecs believed to be center of the universe.

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Superb museum under your nose

You could be mistaken for thinking this was an archaeological site only, but the attached museum is a great example of its kind. Whether you have hours or just half an hour, it is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You could be mistaken for thinking this was an archaeological site only, but the attached museum is a great example of its kind. Whether you have hours or just half an hour, it is well worth the modest entrance fee to the site. Fascinating

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my second visit here and I seen more that I missed the first time I was here. My kids enjoyed

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This site will explain in detail how this culture emerged and their different stages. They also have a museum right next to this site and it only costs $70 pesos per person. I do recommend coming here in the morning so you don't have to be under the hot weather.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is nice and well kept. Have to consider it is still being dogged and restored. There is a nice on-site museum. The staff is friendly, even the security guards. Be sure to take your time. There are nice photo opportunities in the museum and neighborhood.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place to see for anyone interested in ruins of the ancient city. It was one of the main temples of the Aztecs in their capital city of Tenochtitlan, modern day Mexico City and discovered very recently (1978) when they were digging to expand infrastructure. IF you do not want to walk around it, you can also visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum. Was able to visit recently excavated ruins and museum in a little over an hour. Definitely worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You start out in the newly discovered ruins of a Mayan temple that is said to be like a Russian Marionette doll; it was rebuilt 7 times with each temple built one on top of the other due to new reigns or changes in time and so forth. then you walk all around outside seeing the preservations and end in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum starts out with an outside walk through the ruins of an Aztec city. Inside the museum are the artifacts they Found and they are still finding them. Last find was on 2011. Highly recommend this museum👍and as Usual go early!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site / museum does a fantastic job of preserving the ruins of the ancient Aztec city in the middle of the modern Mexican city and presenting them to the modern visitor. The boardwalk trails wind you through the ruins. The museum, with incredible graphics and wonderfully intuitive displays, explains more about the Aztec culture, the incredible artifacts found at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see museum. Part of the main temple of the Aztecs rediscovered under the historic center, which was the site of Tenochtitlan, the wonderful capital of the Aztec empire. I have visited this museum many times.

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Centro Historico
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.
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