Museo del Templo Mayor

Centro Histórico
Historical Site

The ruins of the Great Temple, once the center of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan and now found on the northeast corner of the city’s zocalo, offer a thought-provoking lesson on the rise and fall of empires. Spanish conquistadors destroyed the temple to create the nearby cathedral, and archaeologists began excavating the remains only in the 1970s. (The exploration continues to this day.) Visitors can view two sections of the temple remains, and the adjoining museum—loaded with artifacts unearthed from the site—is also worth a visit.

Museo del Templo Mayor
Seminario 8Mexico City, Mexico
52-55/5542-4943

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