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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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More to it than what you can see from the street

You can see some of the ruins from the street, but the admission let's you walk on the catwalks through the site and, more importantly, into the excellent onsite museum. These... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see some of the ruins from the street, but the admission let's you walk on the catwalks through the site and, more importantly, into the excellent onsite museum. These are the temple remnants of the original city that intimidated the concquistadors so much they had to destroy it. Just off the central plaza. Easily accessible by metro. Well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In all of my Mexico City travels, this is definitely one of the most fascinating excursions I've made. However it's worthless, in my opinion, without a tour guide. Otherwise you don't really know what you're looking at. It's not the visual that's so impressive, but the knowledge of what it is you're seeing (and not seeing for that Matter!) that's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must if you want to learn about mexico cities foundation! The museum is great and to be in the center of the city and actually see the original temples is very exciting! From there you can walk to the Catedral, the Zocalo( center square plaza) and important ancient buildings like The palacio nacional

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I played some concerts here and my promoter took me here. It was really cool. I love the neighborhood...the people and food are great, and i Love history. This was definitely worth a visit..especially if you love this time period and art style.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wear comfortable shoes and a hat, and get here early to avoid the heat and crowds. The location of this place is next to the Cathedral, at the corner of the large plaza. There will be a security check. while your purchase your tickets. They do not allow recordings and will take away your recorder's battery - to be returned... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is really one of the places I remember from my trip to Mexico. Here you can see some remainings of how Mexico City looked like before the spanish came. While you have the big colonial church in the background I think the scenery really shows us an important part of history. If you can, I would have chosen to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a history buff or love ancient cultures make sure you have at least 3 hours to tour the museum. The museum has many artifacts and great explanations of them all. The are 4 levels to the museum. The ruins themselves aren't the greatest but considering that the Spanish built poorly on top of the temple and it's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is quite amazing how these ruins are located right in the middle of the city. If you are not one to be amazed by, or interested in history, then you will probably be happy just viewing the ruins from the free boardwalk. If you are only in Mexico City and not going to be visiting many Mayan ruins, then... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While it is possible to view the ruins for free from the sidewalks around two sides, it is absolutely worth the 70 pesos to walk through them and visit the museum. Inside the ruins I gained a real appreciation and understanding of how the seven pyramids were built on top of each other, and was able to see the first... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Viewing the ruins was pleasant enough, though not great, but the museum was very well designed and curated. We figured the it would have included just a few artifacts moved from the ruins, but it included much more from various areas of the region. We were very impressed.

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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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