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This peaceful archaeological site provides a more picturesque counterpart...

This peaceful archaeological site provides a more picturesque counterpart to its more popular sister site, Monte Alban.

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If it were not quite close to Monte Alban and in Teotihuacan country , it would be much more visited

We enjoyed a lot our visit to Yagul. Sure it is not a large site compared with the big brothers , but the site has an exceptional view, there is a big , impressive " jueg de... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
Mexico City, Mexico
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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yagul was a different type experience for us. We were on our own . This was fun because it was just us and the ruins. We understood what we were looking at because we had previously been to Monte Alban with a guide. So we could poke around and had time to get up close and look. The added bonus... More 

Thank Sue G
Mexico City, Mexico
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165 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We enjoyed a lot our visit to Yagul. Sure it is not a large site compared with the big brothers , but the site has an exceptional view, there is a big , impressive " jueg de pelota" and one can see the first signs of the brick design which are so present and nice in Mitla, further on the... More 

Thank LePapito
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

The place is great very calm and serene. There is a high vantage point which over looks the valley. The stone buildings that were created so many years ago are beautiful. I only other thing I have to say is be careful where you walk.

Thank Wakko R
Washington Township, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Yagul has a decent size archaeological site with a nicely preserved ball game court and mostly foundations of the other buildings. As an archaeological site it is not as impressive as Dainzu or Mitla, but has the extra bonus of the short hiking trail which takes you to the top of the hill with very nice views all around. Also,... More 

Thank Theorose
Pelham Manor, New York
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67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I had asked the driver of my shared taxi to drop me at Dainzu, an archaeological site in Oaxaca connected to the Olmecs. We chatted about the site and the driver said that it wasn't in many tour books. This surprised me, since I'd read about it in my AAA guidebook. Still, when he passed the signs for Dainzu, insisting... More 

1 Thank KGTraveler_13
Ocala, Florida
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431 reviews
202 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Few, if any organized tours will bring you to Yagul. We had hired a car and driver for the day primarily to visit Teotitlan del Valle but after buying our airline imposed quota of fabulous Zapotec rugs we had a few hours left in the day. So, having visited Mitla and Monte Alban already we decided to head to Yagul.... More 

Thank Kairho1
Washington DC
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

An impressive and fascinating archeological site with few visitors and no cordoned off areas. Get up close and personal in a contemplative way that isn’t possible at Monte Alban - or even Atzompa. There isn’t much signage, so as others have mentioned, you need to do your reading ahead of time. Tip: You can combine a visit to Yagul with... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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352 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Only slightly less impressive than Monte Alban and nearby Mitla, Yagul goes mostly unnoticed by most visitors, making it an ideal place for solitary travelers to experience without the usual hordes of package tourists to distract them. An unmistakable air of neglect hangs over the site: guideposts and explanatory signage have been allowed to weather away to blankness, and rusty... More 

1 Thank Kirk E
Vancouver, Canada
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44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Seriously, if you love archaeological sites and not crowds this is paradise: Yes, there is entrance fee and clean bathrooms, but then you are pretty much on your own; maybe few more tourist 100 meters away from you. Yagul is about 30 min ride from Oaxaca city; some 15 min before Mitla. You can do bout same day. I actually... More 

Thank E L
Mexico City, Mexico
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It is a mystery that there are not more visitors at Yagul. The archaeological site itself is impressive and the physical location is in many ways more beautiful that Monte Alban. There is a profusion of vegetation and other wildlife as well as wide vistas across agricultural lands and surrounding mountain ranges. There is an array of cacti and succulents... More 

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