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Zona Arqueologica de Atzompa

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Address: Poblado de Atzompa, 8 kilometros al oeste de Oxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Monte Alban, Atzompa, Yagul and Mitla Archaeological Sites Day Trip
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Well worth a visit, but do prepare transportation back!

Very interesting ruins, connected in time to Monte Alban but not visited in numbers at all. We took a collectivo to the site but didn't arrange any transport back down the... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2017
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seattle
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Very interesting ruins, connected in time to Monte Alban but not visited in numbers at all. We took a collectivo to the site but didn't arrange any transport back down the mountain. I was already too hot from exploring the ruins and we had no choice but to walk back down to the town. Pretty much put me out of... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

If you want to see preColumbian ruins, without the crowds of Monte Alban, you can't do better than Atzompa. Just a few miles west of Oaxaca, it is easily reached by collectivo taxi from the city. Beautifully restored and maintained, with breathtaking views of the surrounding towns and valley below, the ruins have three plazas, several dwellings, pyramids, two pelota... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

New site being prepped for the public. Nice facilities. Good views of the city and Monte Alban. Worth a look.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The 3 of us hired a taxi and went here after stopping at the amphitheater for some pictures of the city. Except for 2 others, we were the only people at the entire site. This was on a Friday around noon. It's a relatively recent excavation, and apparently it hasn't attracted crowds yet. There are some interesting things to see,... More 

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Wurzburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The zone Archeological of Atzompa is smaller than Monte Alban and has not received as much attention as Monte Alban do. Only 10 % of the Atzompa site has been excavated. If you look around you will see much more evidence of many more structures under the earth. Possibly Atzompa site was part of the greater Monte Alban area, but... More 

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Palo Alto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Far less busy than Monte Alban, the zone arqueologica de atzompa has fascinating ruins and a restored ball court. Take a taxi to the site, or (if you like climbing hills on bikes) rent a mountain bike (Pedro Martinez) and ride out.

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

The Atzompa archaeological site has not received as much attention as Monte Alban, and I have been told that only about 10% of the Atzompa site has been excavated. If you look carefully around the edges of the recently excavated portions of these ruins, you will see evidence of many more structures (square depressions on hill tops, evidence of straight... More 

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everton arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

we were taken here by our van driver who knew about it we had no idea it was there great place to visit, lots of stairs but well worth the climb when you get to the top.

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Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

I had been living in Oaxaca for 2 years before I had ever heard of Atzompa, so I assumed they were small and just a quick visit. Let me tell you how incorrect that assumption was. While not quite as large as Monte Alban, they are quite expansive with several large structures. They are well maintained and when I was... More 

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Reviewed 29 January 2016

If you went to Monte Alban you probably saw Atzompa from a distance - another hilltop archaeological site. It is easy to get to once you know how. It opened in 2012 so isn't as well known or visited as other ruins in the area. Our strategy for the visit was take a taxi there, explore the site, walk down... More 

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