Muse De Templo Mayor, Mexico City
About Muse De Templo Mayor, Mexico City
Muse De Templo Mayor, Mexico City - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Seminario 8, Centro Histórico, Cuauhtémoc, 06060 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Ticket Price: 57 MXN
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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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
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An outstanding intimate museum focused on the excavations of the Templo major, the original Aztec site. The museum is loaded with articles found on site including numerous interesting tribute objects and larger ceremonial pieces. Well worth the entrance fee (70 pesos) as you also get to tour the Templo site, and this is worth the time. All in all a superb experience you should plan for a 2 hour visit period.
This can be seen in all of 10 minutes. There is a nice "pier" overlooking the site, which I think will suffice. Personally I would not pay to walk through the actual site, because that is what you are paying for and the signage is poor. There are a lot of other better art galleries and museums to see and even the Teotihuacan site which gives us a better idea and representation of older times.
In addition to the ruins of the Aztec temple, you will find a very nice museum which covers multiple topics: the Aztec lifestyle and religion; the animals and plants in the area; and the colonization. This makes for a very interested visit, although none of the sights or exhibits are "amazing" if you compare them to the Cathedral or the Museo de Antropologia. On the down side, the elevator was out of order, and I expect it won't be repaired anytime soon. This made our visit with a stroller a very painful experience (we had to go up and down four flights of stairs). If you have a stroller or wheelchair, it is better that you ask in the ticker office if the elevator is working before entering.
Centre of the Aztec world. More excavations being done and a very good museum. Definitely worth a visit.
Amazing museum of Mexico City historical artifacts. A beautiful building overlooking excavated ruins of the sacred temples. A must for anyone interested in the city's ancient past.
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