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Address: , San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Mexico
Phone Number: 514-1294
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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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Interesting in quality of stone work

Not the most massive or impressive of pre-Columbian ruins but clearly demonstrate the high quality of stone masonry present in their day. If you contrast it with the stone work of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Not the most massive or impressive of pre-Columbian ruins but clearly demonstrate the high quality of stone masonry present in their day. If you contrast it with the stone work of the 18th century Spaniards (much less elegant and durable) it is clearly superior. You can take the tour in about an hour. Paying extra for a guide is well... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The highlight of visiting Mitla (San Pablo Villa de Mitla) is not just for the beautiful Zapotec architecture and ruins but also for the Mezcal! This region is known for production of the spirit and is also worth exploring as a side venture. The main site ruins are just stunning - set in an arid area of semi-desert. The church... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is a small Zapotec site, but it is definitely worth a stop to see. The intricate stone work is amazing.

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Like Monte Alban, Mitla is the civilization birthplace of Mixtec Culture. Lots of buildings with corridors, amazing carvings all over the place. A must if you come to Oaxaca! protip: Mitla's local MEZCAL is quite good, you should try it.

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chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Along with Monte Alban and Hierve el agua, it's a must see, it's not very big so you can do it somewhat quickly. The surrouding area is also very pretty, there is a church that also adds to the scenery, ancient and new, indigenous and spanish. Also there are tombs which you can enter, cool and creepy at the same... More 

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Bolzano, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It is a àrcheological site where about 70% is original and only 30% restored. Most of the buildings where destroyed by the spanish conquerers and pieces used to build churches. The reliefs in the stones are original. Admission cost 47 pesos

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Instead of doing the typical day tour for $50 where you visit all these places and hardly have any time in any of them, we took a collectivo to Mitla. You can get these down at the Abastos market and will cost you about 40 pesos to go all the way to Mitla. 5 people, plus the driver, are crowded... More 

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Roberts, 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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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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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