Muse De Templo MayorCurrently Closed
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.
Mexico City itinerary 3 days has mentioned this Muse De Templo Mayor attraction in the first day list.
- 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.
- Zocalo Metro Station
- Restaurante Harumi
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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
This museum is fantastic in terms of scope and value. Don't just tour the old temple! Make sure you tour the building at the end with the exhibits. Although there isn't a whole lot of English, I found Google Translate was serviceable using the image function and I was able to learn what I wanted to know about each exhibit. All of the museums in Mexico City that I've visited are fantastic. This is one of the best, and is a must visit on your trip.
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!
This is a fantastic museum and archaeological site. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that should not be missed on a trip to CDMX. Admission was 70 pesos as of 10/2018. The gallery is 6 or so floors of amazing artifacts. Mind blowing. Its the site of 10s of thousands of human sacrifices, the Aztec Center of the Universe, and still a huge cultural hub.
This is a great historic site and a must see when in Mexico City. The signs posted along the path are really helpful in teaching you about the Aztec history at this temple. The museum in the middle of the ruins (entry is included in the ruins ticket) is amazing and very informative. Such a great place
Very interesting museum, with lots of other great historical stops in the area. Very warm mid day, and not a lot of shade. Remember your hat and sunscreen!