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Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 951 516 1215
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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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This is a "must-see" if you are in Oaxaca. We were in town for a family reunion, and our hotel arranged for a private tour out to Monte Alban, followed by a lovely lunch. Monte... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Davis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a "must-see" if you are in Oaxaca. We were in town for a family reunion, and our hotel arranged for a private tour out to Monte Alban, followed by a lovely lunch. Monte Alban is spectacular. Our family ranged from 9 years to 79 years, and everyone enjoyed the day. The tour started in a small museum which... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When you see the photos of Monte Alban, you don't grasp the scale of the place. This was probably one of the best historic sites I've visited.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great and interesting. Go early in day as it gets hot, buy a hat if you don't have one vendor has a large inventory of hats there. Hire a local guide at the site by the ticket office it is well worth getting all the history and facts in your language. Amazing culture, and fantastic architecture and astronomy and use... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Zapotec ruins dates back to 500 BC. Uncovered some 80 years ago, it has been wonderfully restored by archeologists as best as can be visualized. It is a massive site with opportunities to climb the pyramids and glance into the tombs. There are guides available which makes the experience more interesting than a self-guided tour.

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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was soy nice a have been to many pyramids but this one was breath taking. And you can also climb the pyramid it's not restricted

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

These ruins are amazing. It is easy to arrange a tour bus. If you arrive early, you can get a English speaking guide. There is a lovely small cafe that has a limited menu, beer and a great view of the valley. Be prepared to walk a lot and climb up and down steep stairs to see most of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit even if you've already seen other archaeological sites throughout Mexico. Once you have entered the main area there is very little shade so wear a hat or sunscreen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive to Monte Alban allowed my friend and I to see more of the greater city of Oaxaca. On arrival we toured the site of this early Mexico acropolis. We had come from Mayan cities and this reminded us of the similarities in architecture. I avoided climbing the pyramids. If you have poor knees the steps will be a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful setting and compared to Teotihuacan and Chichen Itza uncrowded. The mountain top location is fabulous and gives great views over Oaxaca. The open spaces and layout of the site are so impressive as is the 2500 year history explained by our guide. There is also a small but well laid out museum on the site.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only complaint is that there could be more signage in English. There were some signs. Enjoyed the site and the history.

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