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Monte Alban

Oaxaca, Mexico
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7-Night Culinary Tour of Mexico: Mexico City...
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Ranked #3 of 50 Attractions in Oaxaca
Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, History Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: The ruins of this ancient Zapotec capital make up one of the most important archaeological sites in all of Latin America.
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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I found it best to hire a guide at the site. You can take a taxi fro the hotel and have them meet you later. The reason for the guide at the part is to have it more personal and relaxed. Most of these "on location" guides will try harder and will lie if they do not know the answer.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I was visiting Mexico for three weeks on a tour with a friend from Mexico City to Cancún and the very best pyramids I saw were the ones on the Monte Albán, my favorite even before Chichén Itzá and Tulum (even so they are all special in their own way). We took a taxi to and from the pyramids to... More

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Haifa, Israel
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

even if you did not read the history and role of monte alban , in the prehispanic civilized era, which we did, just reaching this site, the monument speaks for itself, with an expression of might, power, modest and very very impressing, and everyone could imagine this very important city at it's time of glory, which, with the great restoration,... More

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It is nice to have a guide (guide@discover-oaxaca.com) Suzanne and Benito have years of experience and great transportration (a/c vans) to explain it's rich history. Monte Alban which began being built about 500 BC is positioned at the top of a small mountain with amazing views. What a thrilling experience. Mark S

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Noosa Heads
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A big surprise ! After Chichen Iza I wasn't expecting much but the scale of these ruins blows your mind. The fact that we know little about who nade this place just adds to the experience. A must see !

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I went twice. My husband had a cold the day I had set to go with friends. I knew he would appreciate it. Just visiting the Antroogy Museum in DF few days before, it was perfect. If you don't have time for anything else. Visit this ruins. And Church Santo Domingo.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Make time to see Monte Alban. Only a short distance outside Oaxaca City. Plan on spending a good part of your day and getting an early start. Take time for lunch on the verenda after you have toured the ruins - relaxing and beautiful

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We took the turista bus up to the site early in the morning. It gets hot up there - not a lot of shade, so bring sunscreen and a hat. We didn't hire a guide, instead we purchased a guidebook (in English) at the gift shop and used our Moon guidebook to describe what we were seeing. We spent 3... More

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Red deer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I have seen ruins in the past and Monte Alban is in fairly good shape. There is a museum next to the ruins. We hired an English speaking guide once we got to Monte Alban/

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Had a wonderful time wandering around the site and exploring the area. Amazing that this site is so ancient and so well kept. It is a not to be missed attraction.

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