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Monte Alban

Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone Number: 951 516 1215
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Ranked #4 of 55 Attractions in Oaxaca
Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, History Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The ruins of this ancient Zapotec capital make up one of the most...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, History Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Scope of the work...and availability fro all visitors, even handicapped. One problem, no English language maps and information

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

well worth a visit, with or without crowds. Take a guide from a hotel. The museum within is very wonderful as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

If you are in Oaxaca, you really have to go here. Beautiful ruins, and on top of a mountain that was levelled manually in 200 years!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is a short half day trip from Oaxaca and sits high in the hills. Expect the usual gauntlet of hawkers at the entry and within the site itself. There is a modern visitor centre with amenities, displays and souveneir shop. Not as visually arresting as other ruins in Mexico.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The largest collection of ruins, but not the oldest. Stop by the ruins at Yagul for a comparison of an older, smaller site. Another must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Took the tourist bus from town which was very easy and then organised a local guide on arrival. It covers a vast area - and very hot so avoid the midday heat and wear a wide brimmed hat. The small museum was very interesting but only Spanish signage. Cafe attached was great to cool off after our visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Monte Alban is the name of a tequila brand , but it is named after the archeological ruins of Monte Alban situated at high altitude in Oaxaca Mexico. There are many tour operators that you can contract to bring you there by van or bus. Some tours have a bilingual guide provided , while other outfits merely transport you there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Wow! Monte Alban made our trip to Oaxaca incredible! The ruins are high on a hill, so the views are awesome! My husband and I booked a tour to Mitla and Monte Alban through Viator.com. They picked us up at our hotel and took us to both destinations with a stop at a Oaxacan textile company. Loved every minute of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

If you are in Oaxaca then this is the must visit place! It's right on the top of mountain and has beautiful views of Oaxaca. Take a guided tour and it's worth it! Lots of historic elements and ruins are very well preserved.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

With regard to Latin American archeological sites, I've read lots about Tikal in Guatemala, Machu Pichu in Peru and Chitzen Itza in Mexico. Somehow, though, I had never heard of Monte Albán. What an oversight! If you are at all interested in ancient history, you must visit Monte Albán. Its vastness is amazing. Essentially, pre-Columbian civilizations leveled the top of... More 

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