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Address: San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Mexico
Phone Number:
514-1294
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The Zapotecs inhabited this ancient city after they were forced out of...

The Zapotecs inhabited this ancient city after they were forced out of Monte Alban.

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Brick work is jaw dropping

The Mitla archeological site is a wonderful compliment to Mount Albion. This site can easily be explored in an hour or two and is about 30 minutes outside of Oaxaca. What is... read more

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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Mitla archeological site is a wonderful compliment to Mount Albion. This site can easily be explored in an hour or two and is about 30 minutes outside of Oaxaca. What is remarkable is not the size of site or buildings but the delicate and intricate brick work. Amazingly these are not reconstructions. Makes you wonder what other marvels lie... More 

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Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

All of the artifacts found here have been removed, and so what you see is just the archaeological remains. Some background reading might help in appreciating what there is to see.

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Thank mrsirin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most intact ancient sites I have seen in Mexico. The mosaics are very intricate and impressive. It's only small though and was included as part of a half day tour with two other stops. The whole thing was worth it.

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Thank Liz E
Wurzburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Mitla is a Zapotec city with influences of the Mixtecs. The oldest buildings are dated 200 p. Chr. You will find pre-Columbian buildings until the arriving of the Spanish conquistadors in 1520. While in the most mesoamerican cities the religious buildings are located in the middle, one beliefs that in Mitla you will find a Palace town, where even the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Not the most impressive site in our tour of Mexico but a good way point as we journeyed from Oaxaca and Monte Alban to visit the Grijalva River and Sumidero Canyon. A bit different from some of the other sites so very interesting but as others have said could do with an investment and some TLC.

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Thank Ken P
Maplewood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Mitla is much younger than majestic Monte Alban and feels intimate in comparison. Artful stonework and artfully worked stone mosaics adorn the ruins. A Spanish church built from Mitla material site right next to site, adds an interesting contrast but is quite dull inside. Mitla site sits in middle of village, plenty of restaurant choices and souvenir shops. Mitla is... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is an important set of Archaeological ruins outside of Oaxaca. What remains is not as impressive as Monte Alban and has almost no posted resources in order to inform visitors. You'll need to do some research or sign-on to a guided tour.

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Varazdin, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

At first I was a bit disapointed when I realized this site is on the verge of the town, but as I start exploring it I was very happy that I made an effort to visit it. There is a colectivo that goes from Oaxaca city to main square of Mitla, from where there is only some 10 minutes walk... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This isn't as good as Monte Alban, but it's cool to see anyway. Nice place to take photos. A quick stop on the way to Hierve el Agua.

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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

As part of a trip to different sites in the area it is worth it. While it is smaller than many sites it is still well maintained. The burial cellers are not for the claustrophobic but zombie and vampire buffs will love it.

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