Templo Mayor, museo y zona arqueológica

  • Museums
  • Cuauhtémoc
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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    Foto: Alejandra Carbajal
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    Foto: Alejandra Carbajal
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Time Out Says

3 out of 5 stars

Majestic even in name, the main temple houses Mexico’s most precious history. The vestiges of this ceremonial center tell of the lineage of all Mexicans and of the vast cosmogony that still prevails.

Leaving no room for doubt, each archaeological piece is fitted with information in both Spanish and English. A guide is not necessary as the route is very concrete and well planned.

The fusion made between the ruins and the city outside is fascinating. Drums and Bells adorn the walkway of Tlaloc and Huitzilopochtli with great harmony.

The adventure continues inside the roofed museum, where there are sculptures and original artifcats from the pre-Hispanic era, as well as staging of the lifestyle of the people, throughout nine large rooms.

We recommend you enjoy the museum and respect the rules, especially regarding cameras, as flashes are forbidden in order to prevent deterioration of exhibited ancient materials. Keep an eye out for the legend of the god of War and seek out the story of Coyolxauhqui.

Written by Pilar Estrada

Details

Address:
Seminario 8
Centro
Mexico City
06060
Transport:
Metro Zócalo
Price:
$59
Opening hours:
Tue-Sun 9am-5pm
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