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- Templo Mayor
- THE AMERICAS
- Alt Name:
- Great Temple
- 300AD - 399AD
- Mexico City
- Mexico City,
- Tenochtitlan, Teotihuacan ,
El Tepozteco, Mexico National Museum of Anthropology,
about Templo Mayor
Templo Mayor was a temple in the capital city of the Aztecs, Tenochtitlan, in what is now Mexico City.
In fact, much of Mexico City was built over Tenochtitlan, but some original sites remain, including the Great Temple, known as Templo Mayor, which was the most important building in the city.
Temple Mayor was built by the people of Tenochtitlan as a shrine to the deities Huitzilopochtli and Tlaloc. Tenochtitlan was originally established in around 325 AD and was a thriving city with around 200,000 people until 1521, when it was conquered by the Spanish.
Templo Mayor is now a popular tourist site, with a museum filled with Aztec artefacts uncovered during the excavation. Overall the Templo Mayor and its museum offer a great insight in the pre-Hispanic era in Mexico.
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Address: Templo Mayor, Seminario 8, Centro Histórico Mexico City 06060, Mexico
Phone: +52 55 5542 0606
Templo Mayor is near Zocalo Metro Station, (line 2). Lagunilla subway station is also close (line B).
Templo Mayor is open daily except Mondays 9am-5pm. Entry costs 48 Pesos for adults and is free for children under 12 and students with valid ID.
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