Calle Seminario 8,
Centro Histórico,
Ciudad de México

The Aztec Temple, Templo Mayor was one of the best archaeological findings in Mexico which was discovered while the metro line was being built in the city during the second half of the 20th century. It forms part of the old city, Tenochtitlán, which was the capital of the Aztec Empire before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors.

Tenochtitlán was a prosperous city with a palace, temples and lots of wealth. However, with the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors all the temples and Aztec towns were destroyed so that new churches and palaces could be built.

Templo Mayor in Tenochtitlán was severely damaged but the oldest parts of the pyramid still remain along with many treasures such as Mayan sculptures, golden jewellery and jade and turquoise masks. You can visit the Museum of Templo Mayor which has been open since 1987 and has a display of objects, such as the Coyolxauhqui goddess found during archaeological searches.

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