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Address: San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Mexico
Phone Number: 514-1294
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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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Nice, but you can miss it.

Different kind of ruins. The palaces here were dedicated to gods uknown and a god of death. Cemetery like purpose and you can go underground. Nice plants all around the place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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washington dc
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This archeological site has wonderful geometic/abstract designs that represent Mixteca mythology, and were added to the Zapotec structures, by the Mixteca people. The original construction alternates between horizontal and vertical layers, which allow for movement, which in turn stabilizes the building at the time of an earthquake. I thought that the information posters were most informative, our guide actually referred... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Zapotec archeological site. I enjoyed it more than Monte Alban. Provides insight into how Zapotec lived. Intricate designs on building are well preserved. Go with tour guide that has good information on the area history and importance in the region to appreciate it the best.

Thank maniacman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Different kind of ruins. The palaces here were dedicated to gods uknown and a god of death. Cemetery like purpose and you can go underground. Nice plants all around the place.

Thank Miroslav K
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Great place to visit with a good guide, not much info written down. Lots of market stalls (you can get lost!).

Thank CommuterFood
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The free-set stone tile geometric bands set into the walls of the structures in the Column group are simply fantastic in their various design patterns and construction technique. Well worth the visit to see this world class archeological site. Very impressive.

Thank LeonVanSteen
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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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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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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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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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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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