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The Zapotecs inhabited this ancient city after they were forced out of...

The Zapotecs inhabited this ancient city after they were forced out of Monte Alban.

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Smal but well worth a detour

Miztec site that has so much more than at first appears,wind your way through the markets and you will find this place very interesting.My photographs show little as with a minor... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Hayle, United Kingdom
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Hayle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Miztec site that has so much more than at first appears,wind your way through the markets and you will find this place very interesting.My photographs show little as with a minor mobility problem I could not limb down into the tombs but guess many of you will be able too....check this place out.

Thank RoyL65
Skagway, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mirla is several things. Ancient Mixtec archaeology, plus a pretty cool little town. The market is amazing, go hungry! Make a day of it. In Oaxaca City, find a couple of friends and get your own taxi for the whole day. You can see El Tule, Teotian Del Valle, Mitla, AND, go on Mezcal tour of the many many mezcal... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst it is a lovely site, so much more could be made of it. It has some great mosaics and gives you the ability to go underground into a tomb, so it is perhaps that it is not a site of grandeur that made it less impressive. There are however some nice information boards and it is worth visiting the... More 

Thank DaveC774
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mitla archeological site is a wonderful compliment to Mount Albion. This site can easily be explored in an hour or two and is about 30 minutes outside of Oaxaca. What is remarkable is not the size of site or buildings but the delicate and intricate brick work. Amazingly these are not reconstructions. Makes you wonder what other marvels lie... More 

Thank Kristin B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All of the artifacts found here have been removed, and so what you see is just the archaeological remains. Some background reading might help in appreciating what there is to see.

Thank mrsirin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

One of the most intact ancient sites I have seen in Mexico. The mosaics are very intricate and impressive. It's only small though and was included as part of a half day tour with two other stops. The whole thing was worth it.

Thank Liz E
Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Mitla is a Zapotec city with influences of the Mixtecs. The oldest buildings are dated 200 p. Chr. You will find pre-Columbian buildings until the arriving of the Spanish conquistadors in 1520. While in the most mesoamerican cities the religious buildings are located in the middle, one beliefs that in Mitla you will find a Palace town, where even the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Not the most impressive site in our tour of Mexico but a good way point as we journeyed from Oaxaca and Monte Alban to visit the Grijalva River and Sumidero Canyon. A bit different from some of the other sites so very interesting but as others have said could do with an investment and some TLC.

Thank Ken P
Maplewood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Mitla is much younger than majestic Monte Alban and feels intimate in comparison. Artful stonework and artfully worked stone mosaics adorn the ruins. A Spanish church built from Mitla material site right next to site, adds an interesting contrast but is quite dull inside. Mitla site sits in middle of village, plenty of restaurant choices and souvenir shops. Mitla is... More 

Thank AstridGO
Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is an important set of Archaeological ruins outside of Oaxaca. What remains is not as impressive as Monte Alban and has almost no posted resources in order to inform visitors. You'll need to do some research or sign-on to a guided tour.

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