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Ancient Aztec Wonders 2 Hours Private Templo Mayor Ruins Tour

Join a knowledgeable host on a guided tour inside this fascinating archeological site right in the middle of the city. The steps of ancient pyramids, intricate stone carvings, and temples dedicated to the gods of war and rain are all on show at Templo Mayor. You can also see how the structure was enlarged throughout the centuries, reaching 45 meters high in its heyday.

Hold your nerve! Things are going to get a little gruesome. Human sacrifice was a big part of Aztec culture. And there’s good evidence for this at the tzompantli, where hundreds of skulls were preserved and stacked. Bones, sacrificial stones, and knives have all been unearthed here too. Delve even further into the Aztec world over at the museum. Artifacts discovered on the site, including beautiful obsidian jewelry and jade and turquoise masks, are all on display. Here you’ll also find a monolith of the moon goddess Coyolxauhqui and discover why her brother beheaded her.

per adult from

$41

AUD

Duration

2 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Private tour
    • Local guide
    • Entrance tickets
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Seminario de Cultura Mexicana, Avenida Presidente Masaryk # 526, Mexico City 11530 Mexico

    Meet your host in this known point of the city and begin your tour

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Mexico City, Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast

    Get picked up by your host in the city and head towards the ruins in order to begin your tour

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Museo del Templo Mayor, Seminario 8 Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06060 Mexico

    Meet your local host by the entrance of the ruins and get the perfect introduction to what your tour it's going to be about. Then discover the ancient ruins of the temple complex located right in the middle of the city and hear why the Aztecs picked this location and history behind the ruins. Also, see the grisly Tzompantli altar, stacked with human skulls. Hear why the Aztecs would perform human sacrifices and what it meant for them. Continue by entering the museum and roam around its rooms where you can see Tlaltecuhtli, one of the largest Aztec monoliths ever discovered. Keep exploring the museum with your local host and discover the story of moon goddess Coyolxauhqui and find out why she was beheaded



    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Seminario, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

4

Organised by Withlocals

Activity ID: V-24380P1312

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