Museo del Templo Mayor
In the heart of Mexico City, only a few meters from the historical center known as the Zócalo, is the Museo del Templo Mayor. This site provides a surreal experience, as amid modern buildings lie monumental vestiges of the ancient city known as Tenochtitlan. The Aztecs had built the legendary city by making artificial islands known as chinampas on Texcoco Lake. Like in other cultures, Aztecs used to build several layers of construction above the first foundations. Only the first remains and it retains some of the original colors painted in it. If the Spaniards had not destroyed it, it would be approximately the same height as the Roman Coliseum. Besides the ruins, there is a museum in which you can see original objects found in the temple.