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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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We went with a bilingual guide, which was great. Make sure to bring water and a hat. The size and layout were amazing, and it was easy to spend at least 2 hours visiting.

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Campinas, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful place... but boring, specially if you already went to other pyramid sites. Worth the visit if you are into archeology or visiting this kind of sites. Entry fee was $70MXN (Jan 2017). Extra charges for video equipment. Transport from Oaxaca city can be hired at Zocalo for $70MXN (Jan 2017).

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went with a bilingual guide, which was great. Make sure to bring water and a hat. The size and layout were amazing, and it was easy to spend at least 2 hours visiting.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It takes about 2 hours to see the entire site which is well worth the visit. Don't miss the Museum on the grounds.

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Miami
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited each of the 5 times we've been to Oaxaca over the last 40+ years, and each time is special. More and more is being done to protect and preserve the artifacts and structures, but it remains a place for discovery and fascination. We'll worth the visit!

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a brilliant time exploring - we took a shuttle from our hotel for $100 (peso) return trip which got us there around 10am and we stayed for 2.5 hours which was just right. We went on a Sunday where it's free entry for Mexican citizens or $70 for non-residents, which is still very good value. It was not very... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful place! I went there with my teacher who knew a lot about the place. The view is gorgeous in combination with the ruins. You can take the bus there!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is one of two that I know in Mexico where you can actual climb the ruins. We did a tour booked from our Hostel but If I did it again I would organise a car/bus to get there and do it my self.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Highlight of trip to Oaxaca. Though I knew little about the Zapotec people before trip, it is a fascinating archeological site. Huge at the top of a mountain. Cannot imagine how they levelled off the mountain. The best part - site is largely empty and devoid of throngs of tourists. A very special experience.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Monte Alban is a must see in Oaxaca. It's a beautiful site. We arrived kind of late, around 15h30. The site closes at 17h. But as from 16h15 the gards where already telling us to go cause they were closing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Going to Monte Alban while visiting Oaxaca it's an absolute must. I won't take too much time from your day plans and you'll have the opportunity of visiting one of the most important archaeological sites in America. For foreigners, taking a tour will be an easy, inexpensive and reliable way to understand the ancient cultures. But there are buses in... More 

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