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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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