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Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone Number: 951 516 1215
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Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
Description: The ruins of this ancient Zapotec capital make up one of the most...
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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Monte Alban Day Trip from Oaxaca

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Glorious, magical spot

Go, go, go! It is a wonderful, sacred place. And do hire a guide as it will immensely improve your experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Go, go, go! It is a wonderful, sacred place. And do hire a guide as it will immensely improve your experience.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

loved it all...go early in the am...like 9-10 am b4 it gets crowded and be sure and check out the museum.

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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

When visiting Monte Alban plan for a long and relaxed stay. I suggest starting by the museum first to refresh form the drive to MA and also to understand the history and appreciate some of the steles and relics recovered form the tombs. Then head to the entrance and understand the site map. Take a picture because the place is... More 

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Beamsville, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

WOW WOW WOW A day i will remember all my life...make sure you go with a guide!! we asked the hotel and they arranged it for us...

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San Diego, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Well preserved, peaceful place to visit. The excavation of the tombs is still in process with displays of some of the tomb findings on display in the museum. I disliked having peddlers inside Monte Alban.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Well manteined place, clean and organized very close to the city, multiple options to get there. Guide Services with highly qualified personal. A "must" place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

From its name I wasn't surprised of its location but it's such an amazing place to see the whole city from Monte Alban. the ruins has been restored in the good condition as we can still see the structure of the ruins. It is a must-visited place when you're in Oaxaca.

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Dammam
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Just be careful as it is not handicapped friendly. Great ruins and museum is good. They had added a cafe sunce last time I was there

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mexico
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Well worth the time to see the ruins. They have be restored very well. Only a short distance from Oaxaca city. Remember it most likely will be HOT AND HUMID so take you water bottle and your hat without fail.

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Melbourne, Australia
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A great example of the old civilisation - well preserved and restored. With a good guide to explain everything this is a great location to visit.

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