Museo del Templo Mayor, Mexico City

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Located in the heart of Mexico City's historic neighborhood, Museo del Templo Mayor is an ancient archaeological site, once one of the Aztec people's most important temples. Belonging to the postclassical period of Mesoamerica, the temple was dedicated to two Aztec gods: Huitzilopochtli, the god of war, and Tlaloc, the god of rain and architecture. In 1987, the museum was built to help preserve the World Heritage Site, helping to continue excavation and provide a rich and detailed history of the temple for visitors. A vast collection of artifacts unearthed throughout the years, as well as a model of the Aztec capital city Tenochtitlán (now Mexico City), are displayed across eight main exhibition halls surrounding the sacred site. To visit Museo del Templo Mayor on your trip to Mexico City, use our Mexico City trip builder website .
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  • In 1978 electrical workers doing a routine check-in this area discovered a large disk depicting the Aztec goddess of the moon. All hell must have broken loose, reminiscent of the day Howard Carter fou...  more »
  • It is a fascinating place that allows you to imagine what became the Mexican and Mesoamerican culture. The conception of the Plaza Mayor with its two main temples, make it easier for the visitor to understand the greatness of that empire.
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  • Very busy on a Sunday (free for local residents). Outdoor information was good, interesting and well spaced. In the indoor museum there wasn't much English info though which took away from understanding some of the displays. Overall veto worth a visit still
  • This place is large an expansive as it including the ruins and the museum all in one ticket. I recommend you come with enough time to visit everything since it is all so interesting. They keep the place very well maintained and everything is so well laid out to view. This location is so close to the Zocalo that I recommend all travelers to come visit.
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