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Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
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+52 951 516 1215
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The ruins of this ancient Zapotec capital make up one of the most important...

The ruins of this ancient Zapotec capital make up one of the most important archaeological sites in all of Latin America.

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Wonderful Zapotec site in stunning location.

Beautifully situated and well preserved Zapotec site with steal, temples, stone carvings, ball court and Tomb 7 + small museum with well displayed artefacts, small shop and cafe... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Poole, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's embarrassing, but I got "taken" by a souvenir vendor inside the Monte Alban site. Many vendors will approach and attempt to sell nice-looking clay figures and colorful masks. It's possible that our guide was complicit, as he didn't say anything when the vendor said that he made the mask and describe the method used to produce the smooth, resin... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautifully situated and well preserved Zapotec site with steal, temples, stone carvings, ball court and Tomb 7 + small museum with well displayed artefacts, small shop and cafe. Well worth a 1/2 day visit. Go early to avoid crowds and intense heat later in the day.

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Stockholm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

No question, go! We saw the place when flying in which was amazing, and the actual site was great. Very nice to walk around and excellent view. The museum next door is a good add on. It is extremely hot, so buy a lot of water before entering. Do not think it is just a small area, as with the... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a 3-hour guided tour to the Zapotec ruins. 700 BC- 900AD... only approx. 5%!have been unearthed but it illustrates a large once-thriving metropolis. It would be a shame to miss seeing this when in Oaxaca .. it's only a 10 minute drive from town. Our tour was only 320 pesos/person for the ride, guide and entrance fees. Well worth... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great visit, just make sure you get an English speaking guide if you're English speaking. Our group had 3 languages so it took a bit longer to go through the tour.

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VANCOUVER
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is our second visit to Monte Alban and we were still in awe on our second visit. Worth exploring for sure.

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Stockbridge, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The sheer expanse of this place is mind-boggling. The pyramids are steep, but so worth the effort. So glad we made the trip!

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Thank StuartandDenese
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The scale and beauty of this place can only be appreciated in person. It's amazing how much of this site still remains and the condition it's all in. To really appreciate it, I'd recommend hiring a knowledgable guide. We used Luis Ramirez for a full-day tour that included Monte Alban, and he was excellent.

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Midland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many options for visiting Mount Alban and we elected to go with a tour company we found close to our hotel. There is no need to book more than a day ahead and you can choose to combine visiting other sites to make it a full day out of the city. We took the half day tour and... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Signed up not expecting much more than a little side trip out of the city and possible views from 8,000 ft above sea level. So I was amazed at this extensive 2500+ year old excavated site. Very different from the Mayan ruins further south. Our English speaking guide was excellent. Well worth the time and money.

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