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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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Not huge but original because only less restored

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Bolzano, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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