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San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Mexico
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: The Zapotecs inhabited this ancient city after they were forced out of Monte Alban.
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Del Mar, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
18 attraction reviews
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
54 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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12 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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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Jacksonville, Florida
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is much smaller than monte Albán but it is worth a visit to see the striking difference in architecture. Make sure you get the guided tour so you can understand how advanced in terms of engineering that they really were. If you go with one of the guided tours make sure you bring extra cash to pay the entrance... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Mitla is on the top of my list to go during Days of the Dead, not necessarily at night when there is a big hubbub (wherever you go for this holiday event you will be in a mob) but during the day, when the indigenous market is covered with flowers, burning copal incense, special Days of the Dead bread, and... More

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Gdynia, Poland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This place is quite small to compare with other acent spots in Mexico. Probably you always have to stay in queue to enter tombs, on day we were there was not too many people. Tombs are rather difficult to enter - especially for elder due to very low and narrow entrance. Actually - the town Mitla is very interesting with... More

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