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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
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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to see the entire history of Mexico City from 2000BC to present was fascinating. Very worth the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

to see the entire history of Mexico City from 2000BC to present was fascinating. Very worth the visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is close to All the other sites on your list in the Historic District. It's crazy that such significant ancient ruins are smack in the middle of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is worth the trip to CDMX by itself. I do not have enough superlatives to cover it. After a very enjoyable walk through and above the ruins and you are thinking, walk back to the hotel or cab, Bam, a multistory very well appointed museum appears. I will say no more, you must go and you must budget... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is a must on any touristic visit to Mexico City. You can see the ruins of the ancient Tenochtitlán before Spanish rule, and learn about the times and customs of old Mexica times. A real sad story, but great historic site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is hard to believe thAt something this big could have been hidden for so long. The history behind the pyramid is interesting, and should be done with a guide if possible. March was a great time to travel

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum, along with the ruins of the pyramid, make for a great way to spend an afternoon or more. The ruins themselves are fascinating, and open to everyone. But it is the museum that pulls it all together. The museum contains all of the art and artifacts that have been discovered while excavating in the area. The building itself... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm glad we stopped here, but it was a little anticlimactic for me. Overall, I would recommend pencilling it into your schedule, but don't allocate too much time. I think we spent about 25 minutes getting an overview from our guide and then moved on. Interesting, but, for me at least, there are more interesting spots in the area to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Initially I thought I need not purchase any ticket to see the magnificent site as it can be easily viewed from the outside for free. How wrong I was! After I purchased the ticket, I realized there were many hidden gems in the open archeological site. You can only see it after you enter the mystical site. The museum was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The site continues to be excavated and reconstructed. It is easily accessible while visiting Mexico City, and well worth the time and energy to explore.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to watch the colorful, animated video of pre-Columbian civilization before the Spanish conquest. It's shown just inside the museum entrance, runs about 15 minutes, and is fascinating even if you don't speak the language.

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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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