Seminario 8, Centro Histórico
de la Cdad. de México, Centro,
Ciudad de México.
Private tours in Mexico City — Templo Mayor Private Tour
The Templo Mayor served as a major temple and gathering complex for the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan before the Spanish arrived. It’s one of the largest ancient structures found in Central America from the Mesoamerican period.
It’s one of the Mexico City attractions that you absolutely can’t miss whether you’re visiting with children or not.
The temple itself was dedicated to the goddess of the Earth, Tlaltecuhtli. Interesting monoliths and intricately carved sculptures can be found throughout the building. Some of these sculptures depict the Moon goddess Coyolxuahqui.
Archeologists estimate that the original temple complex was built back in 1427 by the city’s ruler at the time. Each new king focused on making it larger and grander than before. And, there were some pretty gory sacrifices on this site.
If you’re unsure of what to do in Mexico City with kids, put Templo Mayor on your list. It’s in the Zocalo city center (more on what else there is to do here below), so not out of your way or hard to find. And, it doesn’t take too long to tour if attention spans are running low.