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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
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“mountain top” (29 reviews)
“amazing site” (22 reviews)
“gets hot” (16 reviews)
Oaxaca, Mexico
+52 951 516 1215
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Reviewed yesterday

*** You should absolutely hire a guide: ours was highly informed in architectural history and history in general: we would not have had the same experience had we visited on our own !!! Good to combine with the museum in the Catedral in town

Thank Lisakaren T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Admission is about 70 pesos. It was not really hot but this place is huge so plan about 2 hours to look around. Bring lots of waters and suncream. You must bring a hat. Close at 5 pm.

Thank Krystal1221
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great ruins. Interesting history. Some guides better than others. We had Julio, who was the son of our driver, and he spoke good English and had good props and advice. Maybe you can ask for him. Bring water and good walking shoes. We were ther...More

Thank wordgirl2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really cool history - I was mostly into the views of Oaxaca City and surrounding mountains. You'll have many great photo ops at this place. It gets really hot though, so plan accordingly. I did a quicker run through due to time constraints, but I...More

Thank rsidrys
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A site of importance and some spectacular remains some of which are reconstructed. Good small museum attached. Guide informative though harking on particular themes.

Thank Lesliewi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place. Totally worth the 30 minute trip from downtown Oaxaca. Will definitely be back. Only downside, no cc accepted.

Thank AntonioMedenMX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a shuttle bus from the city centre rather than packaging this into an excursion. It is really close to the town centre and you can walk around everything in about two hours. There is a small cafe there with nice views also. I...More

1  Thank TheIrishFella
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My ancestors created some pretty sturdy civilizations that still stand today, so rain or shine, I was coming to see this place. You can get here by either a regular city bus, a taxi, or a tourist van. Because I am NOT from here, I...More

2  Thank Marta E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a fan of the Mayan route but this place is one of the best that I have been to. These ruins are one of the largest and most impressive that I have seen. We were able to get a guide that knew so...More

Thank javier E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Monte Alban. It is a wonder historical city that existed over 5000 thousand years ago. It is on top of a mountain near oaxaca city. Everytime I go to Oaxaca city I go to Monte Alban. It means white mountain. Everyday scientist learn...More

Thank ladyfromtuxtepecmx
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my wife experiences some back pain when walking any distance. how much walking is necessary to see the site?
2 February 2017|
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Response from Friendlyadvisor2 | Reviewed this property |
Your wife could walk to the centre square (about 600m up hill), into the main courtyard. From there you could see most of the site.
How much would it cost for you guys to pick us up and drop us back off at La Leyenda Hostel in Oaxaca City, Oaxaca?
7 October 2016|
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Response from Michele D | Reviewed this property |
Your question was directed to the wrong person. Hope you found an answer and had a great experience!
Is there a problem finding guides around dia del Los muertos week
23 May 2016|
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Response from Cuatrodivas | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you will have a problem. Talk to your hotel and I am sure they can make arrangements for you.