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Review of Monte Alban

Monte Alban
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Monte Alban Day Trip from Oaxaca
Ranked #3 of 138 things to do in Oaxaca
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Owner description: The ruins of this ancient Zapotec capital make up one of the most important archaeological sites in all of Latin America.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Amazing ruins of the Zapotec civilization. Picturing the limestone covered walls and floor of impermeable stone for capturing the rains - must have been intensely beautiful. Lots of stair climbing to appreciate the best views.

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"mountain top"
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"amazing site"
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"oaxaca valley"
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"zapotec culture"
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Monte Alban is, in my view, one of the most stunning archaeological places that I've visited in México. That, combined with breathtaking views of Oaxaca City, will make it a very worthwhile visit. Highly recommend.

Thank Misterpepito
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This site doesn't get much play, but it's well worth the time to stop and see. Be sure you hire a guide so they can point out all the highlights.

Thank dko9155
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I went with a tour group, which made arriving there and getting tickets very easy. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera. The site is at the top of a mountain and it has a beautiful view of the city below. You can climb a couple of the larger temples and get a breathtaking view of the surrounding buildings. I was particularly impressed with the dancer carvings.

Thank mjfore
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

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We have been blessed to see many archeological ruins in the world. This day was pleasant as they are well kept and restored. We took a bus to Monte Albán for $55MXN per person from Autobuses Turístico by the Juarez Market. A great bargain as you get to the top and tour on your own. You can climb up two platforms and get a great view of the Oaxaca Valley and the city. Also the ride up the mountain gives you some insight into the daily lives of Oaxqueños.

Thank Jessyca505
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