Zona Arqueológica de Atzompa

Zona Arqueológica de Atzompa

Zona Arqueológica de Atzompa
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byryr62
37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We took a taxi out to this site from downtown Oaxaca and the driver toured it with us and then brought us back to our hotel. We paid about USD 15 for the ride. The site is not as large or as excavated as Monte Alban, but there's enough to see that it was very interesting. There's no entrance fee and no guides available, but we had seen Monte Alban and so we understood a little of what we were seeing. We were the only tourists there which was lovely.
Written 2 January 2023
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paneb
Redwood City, CA467 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
If you are into archaeology don't miss this gem. We were the only people there (no ticket). Restored observation post for monitoring the valley road. Nice ceremonial center and ball court, noble's house and some industry emplacements.
Written 21 February 2020
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Trekandmore
Hanover, NH338 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Hot but great visit. Empty but for one guard. Good ruins and English signs/explanations. Views of Oaxaca. We just took a private taxi from Oaxaca and had him wait for us.
Written 17 February 2020
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Xochiquétzal O
Mexico City, Mexico2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
In this site you can see the magnificence of Monte Alban and its people, their techniques and the houses with their own "juegos de pelota". Besides, one can still see the archeologists uncovering new secrets.
Written 6 June 2019
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Monteverdeguy
Monteverde Costa Rica992 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
As others mentioned no entry fee, we were the only ones there on a May afternoon.

Very nice site to visit to give more perspective of the Zapotec influence here.

The site is pretty extensive, more so then we thought when arriving.
Lots of work to be done to complete the excavations but what was there was impressive.

Excellent views. We had a car but as mentioned Taxis or tuk tuks would work to get there.

Well worth visiting if you have the time.
Written 17 May 2019
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purdue98
Flemington, NJ67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Interesting archaeology site. Very few people visit this site and it isn't talked about too much with tour companies, similar to San Jose El Magote. I took a taxi from Oaxaca City, had the taxi wait an hour, and then returned to the City for 500 pesos. Its a smaller site, but not too small. If you take your time you might want to give yourself 1 and a half to 2 hours. I walked the site in an hour and had plenty of time. The views of the surrounding valleys are amazing, and in my opinion, better than Monte Alban. Speaking of Monte Alban, you can see it in the distance while at Atzompa.
Written 8 May 2019
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Sue M
Mexico City, Mexico21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
We were the only people at the site. There are signs explaining the structures but the information is minimal. It was very interesting but we needed more information. It was much larger than what we expected.
Written 21 April 2019
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sageum
Vancouver, Canada114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
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 Alban but they might make it through the smaller, but equally fascinating Atzompa.

There are many posts of how to get there…and we decided to take the simple taxi route. A previous poster said it would be about 200 pesos…and it was. We were staying east of the Zocalo near the hotel One. The driver drove to Atzompa town and then began asking for directions (though the route is signed, the driver had never been to the ruins). We drove as far as the last barrier and then we had to walk a short way to the guard hut. Our taxi driver was concerned about how we were going to get back, but I knew we could walk down to Atzompa town to get a taxi, so I wasn’t worried. The guard asked me to fill in a small questionnaire (level of education of each person in the party) and then we were free to explore. There is no entrance fee.

The area was suitable for small kids, but might be challenging for anyone who has trouble walking or requires a smooth path for a wheelchair. There are lots of stairs. I knew, but had forgotten, that food is not allowed on the premises. We were reminded by the guard, spying on us with binoculars from the top of a hill, when I pulled out a snack for the kids. So, eat before you go in.

We spent 2 hours there, just us and a few guards hiding in the shade trees. The signage is good, the ruins are fascinating, there were open spaces for the kids to run around (and no one there for them to bother!), and, as predicted, their patience waned just as we were completing our tour. With our binoculars we could see people on Monte Alban 2 km away. I imagined that there could have been communication between the two settlements using smoke? Light? I’m sure someone on TA knows more about that than I. There are composting toilets past the restored kilns. The washrooms near the administrative buildings at the entrance were closed when we were there, so use the ones up top if you need.

We walked down the road to Atzompa town. It took 40 minutes with two small complaining children (bring water, hats, shade umbrella if you can) and we were passed by one vehicle the entire time…a taxi, taking another small group up. I signaled to the driver to pick us up on his way down and he did, but we had reached the town by then. Another 200 pesos got us back to our rented apartment.

Note: it’s hot up there and there isn’t much shade. Get there as early as you possibly can and be prepared to walk down. Read the other posts on Atzompa as there is good information in there and certainly don’t walk up to the ruins from the town unless you enjoy hiking up steep roads. I wanted to buy pottery in town, but none of the pottery shops were open when I was there…I don’t know why.
Written 26 February 2019
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tombillinge
Trumbull, CT1,159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
This is one of the best places we visited in Oaxaca. Absolutely stunning, incredible views and not many visitors.
Written 15 February 2019
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MarcoPoloSFO
San Francisco30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
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 also a bit of a climb to the top but its well worth it
Written 13 February 2019
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