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Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone Number: +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 place

This place was soy nice a have been to many pyramids but this one was breath taking. And you can also climb the pyramid it's not restricted

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was soy nice a have been to many pyramids but this one was breath taking. And you can also climb the pyramid it's not restricted

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

These ruins are amazing. It is easy to arrange a tour bus. If you arrive early, you can get a English speaking guide. There is a lovely small cafe that has a limited menu, beer and a great view of the valley. Be prepared to walk a lot and climb up and down steep stairs to see most of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit even if you've already seen other archaeological sites throughout Mexico. Once you have entered the main area there is very little shade so wear a hat or sunscreen.

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Thank Matt S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The drive to Monte Alban allowed my friend and I to see more of the greater city of Oaxaca. On arrival we toured the site of this early Mexico acropolis. We had come from Mayan cities and this reminded us of the similarities in architecture. I avoided climbing the pyramids. If you have poor knees the steps will be a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful setting and compared to Teotihuacan and Chichen Itza uncrowded. The mountain top location is fabulous and gives great views over Oaxaca. The open spaces and layout of the site are so impressive as is the 2500 year history explained by our guide. There is also a small but well laid out museum on the site.

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Brownsville, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only complaint is that there could be more signage in English. There were some signs. Enjoyed the site and the history.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an incredible experience w a local guide who met us at Casa Oaxaca and shared w us so much information and history. we went very early and avoided the crowds. What an incredible place!

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unlike Chichen Itza, these ruins are not heavily visited by tourists, and therefore you don't have all of the vendors and people hassling you to buy something. You can see it all in about 2 hours. You can hire a guide at the entrance. Beautiful views and nice walks. You can climb some of the pyramids. Restaurant has a nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These ruins offer an opportunity to get to know a bit of the indigenous history of this area of Mexico and to explore some of the tropical dry forest around the ruins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I recommend getting a guide. I didn't, so it limited how much I could learn. I spent about 2 hours exploring the pyramids. There's almost no shade, so be prepared with sunscreen.

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