- Type: Museums, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Museo Templo Mayor and the Templo Mayor archaeological site showcase the famous Pyramid of Huitzilopochtli, unearthed in 1976 and since restored. The pyramid was the major spiritual temple of the Aztecs. Frommer's says that "no other museum illustrates the variety and splendor of the Aztec Empire," so this attraction is a must-see for those interested in learning more about pre-Columbian Mayan history, or the history of Mexico City. The temple's location (just off the Zócalo near the national cathedral) also makes it easy to visit.
The adjacent museum also showcases the chronology and architects of the site and the Aztec Empire. Both site and museum are open Tuesday through Sunday. An admission fee applies except for Sunday, when admission is free.