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Mitla

Address: San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Mexico
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: The Zapotecs inhabited this ancient city after they were forced out...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: The Zapotecs inhabited this ancient city after they were forced out of Monte Alban.
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Mexico City, Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The archeological site is not as amazing as Monte Alban but it is still different and very well preserved. I didn't like how much modern hand has been put into keeping it that way I keep thinking everything looks fake but it is interesting

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Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It will take you make max 2 hours to wonder around the site. You may get a private tour guide on top of the entrance fee if you wish. We were too cheap that day and tough 200 pesos for half an hour guide was too much. No regrets, all signs are also in English so you may read the... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

not very far from oaxaca is mitla. ruins of a site which comprises of buildings, squares and open spaces. unique here is that the buildings are made up of blocks not cemented together but just fitted into each other and they all have designs on them. some catacombs too if interested. there is a church adjacent which is built from... More 

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Del Mar, California
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This was a very interesting and unique place to visit. It's also near other attractions like Tule, Hierve de Agua and the rug village. It was educational learning about the ruins.

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Very impressive how they designed such a beautiful place with no cement. Smaller than Monte Alban however a little more complex and impressive. A day tour includes the visit to this site and Hierve el Agua. Well worth it.

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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It's a nice different ruins, but after seeing Monte Alban, is just doesn't get you...if you're going to Hierve el Agua (you must go) it's worth the stop...

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Creel, Mexico
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A great site which is very different than most other ruins in the area. Not large at all like some sites, but very well preserved and ceremonies still occur there from time to time. Most of the church outside the ruins was built by dismantling a few temples, which was a common practice in the day. What remains though is... More 

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Tacoma, Wa
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Mitla is beautiful site about 15 minutes outside Oaxaca by car / bus. The striking thing about this place is, of course, the architectural genius everywhere you look. Unlike Teotihuacan or Monte Alban, there does not appear to be mortar or cement used between massive stone blocks. I hate to sound like the quacks from Ancient Aliens BUT.... how the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Mitla is a small and beautiful archeological site. These structures are very well preserved and detailed. You can even enter one of the tombs (not usual in other archeological sites) Don’t forget to visit the church right before these ruins to have a closer look on how Spaniards used ancient pyramid stones to make their churches.

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mexico
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Mitla is part of the Mixtec-Zapotec culture. Is not as big as montealban but in my opinion is a beautiful little small arqueological site. Totally worth. The designs are beautiful. Very organised and so so beautiful. A must see in your trip.

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