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Address: San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Mexico
Phone Number: 514-1294
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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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This is a small Zapotec site, but it is definitely worth a stop to see. The intricate stone work is amazing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Mexico
Phone Number: 514-1294
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  San Pablo Villa de Mitla

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