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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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Oaxaca's Pre-hispanic Jewel: Monte Alban

My best experience in Oaxaca. Monte Alban complex is an amazing example of how Zapotec people were inhabiting this place thousands of years ago. During Monte Alban's golden age... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My best experience in Oaxaca. Monte Alban complex is an amazing example of how Zapotec people were inhabiting this place thousands of years ago. During Monte Alban's golden age; another civilization, the Teotihuacan, was rising in the Valley of Mexico; making these 2 cities the biggest of all in America (around 20,000 citizens). Totally recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Well, you can't come to Oaxaca and not pay a visit to Monte Alban! Quite an amazing view and so well maintained. We went as part of a tour so didn't have much time to walk around on our own but glad we did the tour. Interesting that they have some ramps for handicap visitors. If traveling with kids, hold... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The ruins are amazing. You will enjoy it better if you hire a guide. You will get to see this place in 2 to 4 hours. (It is huge and it takes time to be around) The guide will explain you architecture, civilization, population, traditions and everything related to "Olmeca" culture. I do not remember a restaurant around but there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is fascinating and well worth the trip. It is easily accessible without a tour. Tourist buses leave from Minas street every hour and cost 50 Pesos round-trip. Upon arrival we easily attached ourselves to a Spanish-speaking tour for a minimal fee. A guide in English would have been 250 Pesos for an hour. It is worth getting some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

An incredible place to see and it is so close to the town. We took a tour company bus up which was 60 pesos each (return) and then looked around on our own. It really is something special. Pack sun cream / a hat as it is high and exposed.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I went to monte alban while staying in oaxaca. It was very easy to find the agent to buy an inexpensive bus ticket to the ruins. We stayed for around two hours but you could probably spend longer as there is also a museum on site which I didn't get a chance to see as there was the threat of... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

In 20 minutes you can be on top of the mountain exploring this extremely well-preserved ruins and look down at the valley and the city of Oaxaca. Not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great place, not too touristy and the perfect size. Oaxaca is hot, there's no escape from the heat, so take your time walking around Monte Alban and find lots of shade! It's a great sized archeological site, not huge like Chichen Itza or Teotihuacan which is good. The gift shop was great too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This Zapotec historical site is truly amazing. The ruins are well preserved and the site has a lovely outlook, adding to the experience. There is quite good signage throughout the site but it would be nice if they gave you a leaflet at the entrance. The museum is good, but as there is very little English translation, most people from... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A magic place with spectacular views of the surrounding valleys and hills. You can take some amazing pics there as well as get to know the history of the place. In my opinion this zone is is one of top must-sees in Mexico.

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