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Address: San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Mexico
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Activities: Walking
Description: The Zapotecs inhabited this ancient city after they were forced out of...
The Zapotecs inhabited this ancient city after they were forced out of Monte Alban.
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7-Night Culinary Tour of Mexico: Mexico City, Puebla and Oaxaca

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An easy day trip--I loved the intimacy of Mitla. As a graphic designer, I appreciated the diversity of Zapotec motifs carved around these ruins--I found them inspirational and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Spring Green, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

An easy day trip--I loved the intimacy of Mitla. As a graphic designer, I appreciated the diversity of Zapotec motifs carved around these ruins--I found them inspirational and timeless. Be sure to visit the weaving village of Teotitlan as well as the superb restaurant Tlamanalli located in the village.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Can't complain for the price we paid for this tour (150MXP per person) which included transport to several locations and a guide. The guide was very bad and self-obsessed, i.e. if he didn't know the answer to something, he would guess it instead of acknowledging that he doesn't know. But all in all for the price paid we could have... More 

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Tijuana, Mexico
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15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Quick site to see on your day trip that also is good for inexpensive shopping and a must visit of the tastings on the Mezcal Route. Don't leave without trying the Mezcal CREAMS ( like baylees)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Went to the Zapotec village of Mitla today. I thought it was an ok experience but nothing that swept me of my feet. The carving in the temple was the only thing that I found impressive. The structure itself is younger than teaching at Oxford so it's not even engineering brilliance

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

If you can only visit one site outside of Oaxaca, choose Mitla. It's fascinating and gorgeous, and the small group of ruins is easy to navigate. And you can have a delicious ice cream after...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This site is a wonderfull archeological place with more than 1000 years, with an explendor after the sunset of Montealban.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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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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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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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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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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