Dedicated to Huitzilopochtli and Tláloc.
Main Aztec Temple
Composed by seven overlaid sculptures which has made it a magnificent construction.
The ruins of the lower levels are kept in what currently is the archaeological site of the Templo Mayor (Great Temple).
The sacred Tenochtitlan temple was the place where all the Mexican power was set, and the sacred place where the main Nahua rituals were made.
In 1913, Don Manuel Gamio found what was the southwest part of the Templo Mayor. In 1933, the Architect, Emilio Cuevas found a part of the staircase, and one pendulum that belonged to the temple.
In 1984, it had a wall with snake heads, skulls. In 1978, on the corner of Guatemala and Argentina streets, the workers from the Mexican Power Company accidentally found the Goddess Coyolxauqui, who according to the Aztec mythology, was beheaded and thrown from the top of the Coatepec mountain.
Templo Mayor (Great Temple) was the symbol of the Coatepec mountain. The sun, Huitzilopochtli, represented the day and the moon, Coyolxauqui represented the night.
Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday 09:00 am - 6:00 pm.