Museo del Templo Mayor
Museo del Templo Mayor
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The ruins of the temple the Aztecs believed to be center of the universe.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Centro Histórico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
How to get there
  • Zócalo • 3 min walk
  • Allende • 7 min walk
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  • Joshua B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Almost lost ruins
    The Templo Mayor is a must ruin was almost lost to history until it was rediscovered about 100 years ago. The location has ruins and a museum that takes a few hours. If you like history and ruins, you must see.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 July 2023
  • David Marino
    California643 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    AMAZING....missing this is like missing The Forum if you go to Rome!!!
    I can only say "head bending." This is a must see top three in Mexico City. The excavation and preservation of the site is world class, particularly that the Spanish tore it down! The relics that are on display in the museum structure at the back are not to be missed. It's a 4 story structure, and you don't really get a good sense on the ground floor that it's worth going in, but don't miss it! Every floor gets better, and you can spend an hour here and you will see critical findings that you don't see at the Anthropology Museum. I was stunned by how affordable the museum is and how few people were there, as the entrance is obscure as it's underground at the back right corner of the cathedral, and not particularly well marked. However, the museum is NOT the little underground area where the tickets are sold, but the massive 4 story structure on the other side of the temple excavations.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 September 2023
  • md115
    Potomac, Maryland456 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible history
    Fascinating history well represented in an eight room exhibit. We visited this during a City Walking tour, but there's a lot more information in the museum. It's incredible how many of the artifacts were found. Also fascinating to speculate are there more? It's an easy, intellectually stimulating visit Admission price is $90 MXN (~$6 USD).
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 November 2023
  • Inaie
    Aguas de Lindoia, SP230 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A trip back in time
    History, history, and more history. Mexico is packed with fascinating places and amazing historical sites. This temple was found while some telecommunication workers were excavating the ground. Suddenly, they found a huge stone that archeologists knew was situated in a major temple. Today, we can still see many of the objects found and some of the walls and paintings of the Temple. The Azteca built on top of existing temples, and you can see several layers of those constructions. There are still uncovered structures, buried in the heart of Mexico city and excavations are still being conducted under the city. One can only imagine what's still to be found!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 March 2024
  • Oscar M
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth it!!!
    Was very pleasantly surprised by the Templo Mayor, was expecting this tour to be short and sweet but was happy to see that they also had a nice size museum to go with the walking tour of the grounds… spent a nice amount of time in the museum…. Highly recommended!!!!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 May 2024
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Oscar M
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Was very pleasantly surprised by the Templo Mayor, was expecting this tour to be short and sweet but was happy to see that they also had a nice size museum to go with the walking tour of the grounds… spent a nice amount of time in the museum…. Highly recommended!!!!
Written 14 May 2024
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TOURtheWORLDMexPal
United States2,318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It is not the Anthropology Museum, but close second. Must visit on your visit to the archeological site. It is a well put together museum and easy to navigate.
Written 25 April 2024
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24018 Traveler
Roanoke, VA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
There is an amazing amount of Mexican history. Everything I displayed to its best advantage. The admission price is low.
Written 22 April 2024
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Inaie
Aguas de Lindoia, SP230 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
History, history, and more history.
Mexico is packed with fascinating places and amazing historical sites.
This temple was found while some telecommunication workers were excavating the ground.
Suddenly, they found a huge stone that archeologists knew was situated in a major temple.
Today, we can still see many of the objects found and some of the walls and paintings of the Temple.
The Azteca built on top of existing temples, and you can see several layers of those constructions.
There are still uncovered structures, buried in the heart of Mexico city and excavations are still being conducted under the city.
One can only imagine what's still to be found!
Written 20 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Dzeny
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina598 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The museum is awesome! So many things to see in it, it took us a few hours.
A lot of people don't visit Templo Mayor because they think they saw everything just by walking around it, but they are so wrong.
Don't miss the museum!
Written 25 January 2024
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24018 Traveler
Roanoke, VA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
What a great place to be totally immersed in ancient Aztec history. There's a lot to see in the museum and on the grounds, so plan a visit of several hours.
Written 1 January 2024
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debp
Atlanta, GA329 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This museum is a true gem. Well laid out. I was not expecting so many great artifacts and works of art.
Written 28 December 2023
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Laura L
Chicago, IL307 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
A cultural treasure that Mexico is still uncovering. An active archeological site in the middle of one of the greatest cities on earth. 90pesos.
Written 18 November 2023
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md115
Potomac, MD456 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Fascinating history well represented in an eight room exhibit.

We visited this during a City Walking tour, but there's a lot more information in the museum.

It's incredible how many of the artifacts were found. Also fascinating to speculate are there more?

It's an easy, intellectually stimulating visit

Admission price is $90 MXN (~$6 USD).

Written 15 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

betterthanwork
Nottingham, UK1,506 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The remains of the external walls can be viewed from the street, but it is the museum where you can see so many interesting historic pieces.
Written 12 November 2023
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