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Skip the Line: Monte Alban Entrance Ticket
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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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mountain top” (33 reviews)
“amazing site” (24 reviews)
LOCATION
Oaxaca, Mexico
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"mountain top"
in 33 reviews
"archaeological site"
in 55 reviews
"amazing site"
in 24 reviews
"gets hot"
in 17 reviews
"mayan ruins"
in 17 reviews
"ancient city"
in 19 reviews
"guide book"
in 20 reviews
"wear a hat"
in 21 reviews
"ball court"
in 24 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 21 reviews
"bring water"
in 27 reviews
"oaxaca valley"
in 31 reviews
"small museum"
in 57 reviews
"walk around"
in 26 reviews
"zapotec culture"
in 23 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 31 reviews
"three hours"
in 22 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you go to Oaxaca do not forget to visit this place, worth seen it and lots of history involved. love it

Thank Rebeca9
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Monte Albán was easy to get to by bus. The site is beautiful and amazing. You can imagine living there in the past. Fantastic views from the site. You can get a tour but it’s just nice to wander at your own pace.

Thank carolmoody06
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I highly recommend visiting Monte Alban if you are considering going to Oaxaca. You can learn more about this fantastic archaeological site and the Mesoamerican Zapotec people. It is quite impressive what these people accomplished and how the built it. I HIGHLY recommend doing the...More

Thank Danni_Usuriaga
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the easiest ruins to access in Mexico. Tours are good and free time to roam was abundant. Out in the open alot, take a good hat and sun screen.

Thank danimal708
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You turn a corner and there it is - a huge space framed by ancient stone buildings and pyramids all in the middle of a mountain ringed valley. Get there at opening and have it all to yourself. You are allowed to climb the majority...More

Thank Veronica014
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Monte alban is an awesome place. We had a little tour there. Overall I think 1.5 hours is enough for seeing everything.

Thank bekell
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Oaxaca, you can't miss Monte Alban Archeological site. It is, in my opinion, by far the most calm, well-kept site of all I've seen in Mexico and Central America. The space is large, so be ready for walking.. The views are...More

Thank MANEL H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A cultural, political and eye opening experience. What an amazing people. Hire Shenic Tours to take you there.

Thank Patricia F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must do if you are in Oaxaca! These ruins are huge, and fascinating, and extremely fun to walk around. Go in the morning before it gets too hot. The signs scattered about the ruins are not very informative, so if you want a more...More

Thank Ben S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiring one of the many guides is worth the money as the signs are only in Spanish and there is a lot to learn. There are a few large trees for shade with steps to sit in, but otherwise it can be hot.

Thank Ellen C
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kenyamagdaleno
15 March 2018|
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Response from dickjoe | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I did'nt see any tour with only those two locations. But a good option is to hire a driver for the day. It works. And you have the possibilities of visiting other places. It is a affordable and efficient way of... More
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KateP3
16 January 2018|
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Response from daddyogrande | Reviewed this property |
En la zona arqueológica? No.
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645j0hnh
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.
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