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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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Close to town. Nice museum and well preserved site. We enjoyed seeing all the ruins. Has handicap access. There is a 360 degree view of the surrounding cities.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Salem, Oregon

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Close to town. Nice museum and well preserved site. We enjoyed seeing all the ruins. Has handicap access. There is a 360 degree view of the surrounding cities.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is an incredibly beautiful, well-maintained, and picturesque site for anyone interested in archaeology. Logistics: We took the touristic bus to the site (the first one of the day) at 8:30AM and arrived at the site at 9AM. It was mostly deserted and we had a great hour or so before the tourist buses began to arrive. As it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Although Mexico is filled with ruins, this was by far one of my favorites. Open space; climbable; fantastic view.

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Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Originally we did not plan on going to Monte Alban...thinking that we have been to Tikal in Guatemala and Machu Pichu in Peru but, we were VERY glad that we went. Definitely go when it opens at 8am. Bring a hat, mosquito spray, cold water and a snack, light rain coat and a small backpack to hold everything. There are... More 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

What an amazing vacation in Oaxaca, Oaxaca. Monte Alban is so full of mystery and greatness. I enjoyed my visit very much. It close to downtown of Oaxaca about a 20 minute drive.

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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was terrific--we went early, and it was quite and one could really imagine this magnificent ancient city alive and thriving. Really stunning. We also appreciated that signage included English.

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MEXICO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Stepping in Montealban arqueolloical site ia a fantastic trip to the past of the mixtecas and zapotecas, the people that used to live in. The elegant disposition of the different types of buldings (the big ones at north and south, the smallest platforms at east and west, and in the center the main platform close to the J building, the... More 

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Salinas, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Definiely hire a guide to get the best experience exploring the ruins. It's a large site so make sure you wear comfortable shoes. Also, use plenty of sunscreen.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Get a guide to undesrstand what you are seeing it and get better understanding of the local history.You can hegociate the fee with the guide

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great place, great photo opts. My wife, kids and dad all enjoyed it. Very interesting, especially with a good guide.

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Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone Number: 951 516 1215
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca

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