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Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

Gurrion at Alcala | Plaza Santa Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico
+52 951 516 2991
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Gurrion at Alcala | Plaza Santa Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum is in the old convent. Very well set, but the distributions of the rooms can be a bit misleading. I really recommend coming here on the first day to get an introduction of the cultures and what you will see over the next...More

Thank Ferdinand V
Reviewed 6 days ago

The cultural museum was definitely worth a visit on my last trip to Oaxaca. The old convent it is housed in is very large and you not only get to see all the items on display but you can imagine walking around there in centuries...More

Thank elijah c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many things that were found in Monte Alban are in this museumn. Some of the history is here too. Different groups of people who live in Oaxaca and their typical clothing is shown

Thank ladyfromtuxtepecmx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building this museum is in is very impressive itself. The displays are very well presented, however the information is only in Spanish. Allow about an hour in the museum itself and then be sure to go into the church that adjoins it (right as...More

Thank Gefton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did this museum no justice, breezing through it on our last day. This place is big! You have 3 floors divided over two wings. Each hallway has a window with breathtaking views over the city or the plaza. The exhibition is immaculate and detailed...More

Thank c0nny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good museum. Impressive collection of the local tribal culture. Best museum to visit in oaxaca. You can also see the beautiful harden from the windows

Thank TMarta
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Do not go there with great expectations. It is just a small museum. All the informations are spanish, so it might be a good idea using dictionary or translater.

Thank ilayda d
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This museum is part of Templo Santo Domingo. I highly recommend seeing it. There are so many interesting pieces to look at and wonder about times gone by. Also the building is quite beautiful as are the vistas from the grand arched windows. The ethnobotanical...More

Thank Ceslie
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in the history of Oaxaca and Mexico, this museum is worth a few hours. Descriptions are in Spanish. The displays are interesting and the building is beautiful.

Thank SDRJvoy
Reviewed 25 August 2017

A really great collection of pre hispanic artifacts displayed in a historic building next door to the Santo Domingo church. One of the highlights is the collection of jewellry found in a tomb at Monte Alban

Thank paulpnd
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Tourist from Massachusetts, longtime student and admirer of Latin American history and cultures
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18 August 2015|
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24 June 2015|
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I would say it depends on the level of service or services you seek....High end does not always mean a better service but it almost always means better skin products etc. Any time around the Day of the Dead I would say it... More
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