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Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
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The ruins of this ancient Zapotec capital make up one of the most important...

The ruins of this ancient Zapotec capital make up one of the most important archaeological sites in all of Latin America.

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Historic, vast, impressive destination.

Both times that I've been to this ruin have been hot, so bring a hat and plenty of water. The buildings and carved walls are so amazing, and well-preserved. It is helpful to... read more

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Santa Fe, NM
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26 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Both times that I've been to this ruin have been hot, so bring a hat and plenty of water. The buildings and carved walls are so amazing, and well-preserved. It is helpful to have a guide. Get a taxi in the zocolo and ask him/her to wait for you while you do the walk-in.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After the crowds of the city, it was fun spending a few hours roaming around this mostly- temple complex. I spent my first hour going around and reading and imagining the buildings and culture and then another hour just exploring and enjoying the place. It would be a great place to bring kids because there's so much open space to... More 

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Shell Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The ruins that appear throughout Mexico and beyond are not to be missed. Monte Alban, while not massive like Uxmal or Chitzen should be included as another example of civilization that was interesting and innovative.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Monte Álban is well worth a visit, but I definitely recommend arriving early. We were there by 9am and it was lovely and quiet. In fact, there was only one vender and we had the entire archaeological site to ourselves ( my sister, myself and our illustrious guide). By the time we left some two hours later, there were many... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can easily spend a couple of hours at Monte Alban, so plan for that. Others have written about the site, so just some tips here. Go early. It opens at 8am. If you get there after 10 or 11am on a busy day you'll probably not be able to park in the parking lot and will end up parking... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must-do visit. You cannot miss it. It is really interesting and beautiful place. With gorgeous sight seeings from the highest spot in Oaxaca. Full of history and unbelievable facts. I recommend you get a certified guide at the entrance. There are so many things to learn about it! If you go there during the busy season try... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a great experience, it's so beautiful place, it has nice view to the city you can see all around you and it's great everything there, nice place for the kids. 😎

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Massive and impressive, there is something about abandoned structures without a sense of the people that lived in this place, that leaves me feeling a little empty.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short ride outside of Oaxaca (about 20 minutes) and well worth the trip. Go early to get good photos, and be prepared for a moderately difficult climb up some of the more steep ruins. After arriving, I did notice the elevation difference; the air felt thinner to me, meaning that it was slightly more difficult to catch my breath.... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ruins are well preserved but no compared to Teotihuacan it Chi Chen itza. Monte Alban shows influence of both culrures though! The site is 30 minutes from Oaxaca Downrown. Transportation is cheap and reliable. Don't buy the guided packet, it's not worthy. The place has interpretative signs and you can wonder around easily. If you are in Oaxaca don't... More 

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