Templo Mayor



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An amazing glimpse at pre-Hispanic Mexico, definitely worth the visit.

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Address:

Seminario y Moneda
06060 Mexico City, Mexico

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Hours:

9a-5p Tu-Su

Strenuousness:

No Sweat

Description:

In Aztec times this place was considered the center of the universe and it was at this temple that human sacrifices, a traditional ball game and many religious ceremonies took place. Dating from around 1375 the temple went through many reconstructions until in 1520 the Spaniards decided to destroy it and build on top of it. A reconstruction in the early 1980s revealed what was left of an impressive archeological site. Nowadays the Templo Mayor has a large and impressive museum focusing on the culture and traditions of Mexico City's early inhabitants. It houses sacrificial stones, statuettes and sacred artifacts. The museum itself is expansive and might take some time to visit in its entirety, but it is definitely worth the visit.

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