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Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
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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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If you are in Oaxaca City - this is a must see.

Monte Alban is easily accessed from Oaxaca city for a MXP200 cab ride. Allow 2 to 3 hours. Admission fee in Jan 17 was MXP70 per person. The grounds are very well signposted in... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Monte Alban is easily accessed from Oaxaca city for a MXP200 cab ride. Allow 2 to 3 hours. Admission fee in Jan 17 was MXP70 per person. The grounds are very well signposted in English - the signs do a good job explaining the history and culture. Museum is decent but the grounds are what make this archeological monument.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

These ruins are great. We arrived just before four (closes at 5) and didn't have enough time to enjoy them fully. Give yourself at least 2 1/2 - 3 hrs The museum is worth your time as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful way to experience the importance of this ancient city that flourished for 1500 years

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Go early and if you have young children I would recommend a taxi. Our driver dropped us off at 930, it was getting warm but not very busy yet. We hired a tour guide to take us around which was nice because we had to stop a few times to cool off with our toddler. Then our taxi picked us... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful place... but boring, specially if you already went to other pyramid sites. Worth the visit if you are into archeology or visiting this kind of sites. Entry fee was $70MXN (Jan 2017). Extra charges for video equipment. Transport from Oaxaca city can be hired at Zocalo for $70MXN (Jan 2017).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went with a bilingual guide, which was great. Make sure to bring water and a hat. The size and layout were amazing, and it was easy to spend at least 2 hours visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It takes about 2 hours to see the entire site which is well worth the visit. Don't miss the Museum on the grounds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited each of the 5 times we've been to Oaxaca over the last 40+ years, and each time is special. More and more is being done to protect and preserve the artifacts and structures, but it remains a place for discovery and fascination. We'll worth the visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a brilliant time exploring - we took a shuttle from our hotel for $100 (peso) return trip which got us there around 10am and we stayed for 2.5 hours which was just right. We went on a Sunday where it's free entry for Mexican citizens or $70 for non-residents, which is still very good value. It was not very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful place! I went there with my teacher who knew a lot about the place. The view is gorgeous in combination with the ruins. You can take the bus there!

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