Muse De Templo MayorCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Seminario 8, Centro Histórico, Cuauhtémoc, 06060 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 52-5540405600
- Ticket Price: 57 MXN
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Neighborhoods
Muse De Templo Mayor - Review
Muse De Templo Mayor - A temple of Museum in Mexico City, Mexico. This temple was discovered only recently, in the 1970’s when workmen digging closed to the Zocalo unearthed the Pyramid of Huitzilopochtli (god of war) and Tlaloc (god of rain and agriculture). The unearthing of the temple revealed a treasure trove of objects, over 7000 of them. Masks, miniature statuary, tools, ornaments, and the massive wheel of Coyolxauhqui (goddess of the moon), it’s all quite aesthetically displayed, even the wall of skulls. The museum is in two parts, the excavated temple, and the interior building, which houses the exhibits.
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Muse De Templo Mayor Information
- Spend about an hour at the most.
- Combine a visit here to with a visit to the Museum of Anthropology for a complete native American experience.
- You’ll have to rent a locker to keep you hand baggage.
How To reach Muse De Templo Mayor by Public Transport
- Zocalo Metro Station
Restaurants Near Muse De Templo Mayor
- Restaurante Harumi
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Things to Know Before Visiting Muse De Templo Mayor
95% of people who visit Mexico City include Muse De Templo Mayor in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
71.28% of people start their Muse De Templo Mayor visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Muse De Templo Mayor
58.47% of people prefer walking in order to reach Muse De Templo Mayor
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Muse De Templo Mayor, Mexico City Reviews
This place is so amazing. I love learning about ancient civilizations and you could spend a whole day in this museum. We did not realize how large it was until we were in the actual building of the museum itself. I love that the museum is placed with the ruins. There is so much to learn from every corner of Temple Mayor! Beautiful!
Very nice place. Great views. Beautiful artifacts. A must see in Mexico city. Plainly put, a cultural staple and signature landmark of the city and country. Only complain is that I had trouble getting my mom in law around with a wheelchair. About 50% of the temple itself is not wheelchair accessible even though there are already platforms and ramps could be feasibly placed around the remainder of the temple. Even so, the wheelshair was supplied by the temple staff, who were very helpful, and we really enjoyed the visit.
Breath taking ruins placed right next to the cathedral built from its stolen stones. A moving walk through history. Attached to a wonderful museum dedicated to the Aztec civilization. Not only will you see an amazing site, but you will probably also learn some thing. Try to swing by on a Sunday when all museums in Mexico City are free. Well worth it
The ruins give you only a sense of what the complex must have been like. You can take away the idea that civilizations carry on, layering themselves upon the remains of the past. The on site museum is good.
Excellent museum that has interpretive signs both in Spanish and English (for the most part) and covers much of what the actual archaeologists found including plants and animals. Typically plants don't get much attention in museums or even by archaeologists, so I was impressed. I was also very impressed by the Mexican citizens visiting who seemed far more interested and attentive than any Americans I have ever seen in US museums. Has a check in for extra baggage and things like skateboards.