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Poblado de Atzompa, 8 kilometros al oeste de Oxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main ruins everyone goes to see in Oaxaca is Monte Alban. For this reason, we went to Atzompa. I’ll probably go see Monte Alban one day, but we have small kids and I figured they would get cranky before we saw ¼ of Monte...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sageum
Reviewed 16 February 2019

This is one of the best places we visited in Oaxaca. Absolutely stunning, incredible views and not many visitors.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tombillinge
Reviewed 13 February 2019

This is a smaller archeological site for those who want to a quicker view of some of the amazing Zapotecas ruins in the Oaxaca region. It's not as big as Monte Alban so its quite easy to visit and see the recent found ruins. Its...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MarcoPoloSFO
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

We went there by taxi and spent a few hours around. Great place,on a smaller scale than Mt Alban and with hardly any tourists. There were clear signs in English as well and it was easier to imagine life there than Mt Alban. Going back...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kingofthepongo
Reviewed 8 December 2018

We took the "collectivo" (a taxi that takes up to 5 passengers) from Terminal de 2a clase, near Arbastos Mercado. 10 pesos each to Atzompa, and then took a Moto-taxi (20 each) up to the site. Would have been an unpleasant walk into the sun,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johnyoung22222
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Having been so fortunate to visit this site with the archaeologist in charge, we were amazed to learn that it is actually within the area designated as Monte Alban. Seeing this site helps to complete the picture of the civilization that lived there as it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lgs701
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Near Monte Alban but with nearly no visitors (we were the one car in the lot when we visited), Atzompa is a hidden gem worth visiting. The site is still being excavated and we were lucky enough to watch the archaeologists at work.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Less known, truly mystical. I had a three wheeler to take me up to the ruins. The view on the way up is like a picture postcard and don't have any doubt that you will enjoy every bit of it. One piece of advice though,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Namaste M
Reviewed 19 April 2018

You can take a local bus to the area, then ask a moto-taxi to get you up the long hill. Don't miss the museum on your left - its so worth your time and donate if you can as this site needs some financial help...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank Katy F
Reviewed 1 April 2018

There are so many great things to see in Oaxaca and most people head straight for Monte Alban which gets absolutely crazily busy after 10am. I'd highly recommend visiting Zona as well. Not as popular but equally as impressive. It's not as big but the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Response from Namaste M | Reviewed this property |
I went in a local bus. I think you ask the localites. Once in the town, you ave to take a 3.wheeler up to the ruins. I do suggest to take the telephone number for the ride back.
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