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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  • If you are at all interested in Mexico before the conquistadors, this is a must see. You begin by walking outside on elevated paths over the enormous excavation site (although the site can be viewed.....  more »
  • There are very interesting ruins right in the centre of the historic district. With some great models of what the Aztec city looked like before the Spanish arrived. There is also a very good museum...  more »
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  • Excellent indoor/outdoor archaeological site and museum. The juxtaposition of the remains of the multiple iterations of temples with the surrounding colonial-era buildings and the national cathedral is breathtaking. Stop to read every plaque - they’re all worth it - and be sure to go through the museum in addition to the outdoor catwalks through the ruins.
  • The artifacts were amazing. Nothing you have seen in books compares to what is here. Now about the workers here. I also lost a hat there, a sentimental one. Being an employee at Stanford a prestigious University. I figured the staff at this well known national museum also has high standards and are just like us. Many had doubts they would have it. I had more confidence in this special group of staff. I went back to Mexico City 9 days later and they still had my hat, cataloged in their records too to be signed off for. The staff was always cordial and professional.
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