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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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This was an absolutely beautiful ruins to visit. Set on the high part of the outskirts of the city, the view over Oaxaca was brilliant. The ruins themselves are really unique... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great views when you climbed on top of these great piramides. There was not a crowd here, so much better than other piramides.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This was an absolutely beautiful ruins to visit. Set on the high part of the outskirts of the city, the view over Oaxaca was brilliant. The ruins themselves are really unique and two to three hours is plenty of time to see the entire place. It's easy to get to - just take a tour bus for I think 60... More 

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Aesch, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

One of the most important archeological sites in Mexico. About 20 minutes from Oaxaca, we booked a guided tour (200 MXN p.p. including transportation, excluding entrance fee). Calculate about two hours to visit all buildings on the site.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We went to Monte Alban last week. It is one of the nicest archeological sites I have been to. Very clean and a very easy walk compared to lots of other places we have been

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The best things about this place are: the 360 view, hieroglyphs showing the different functions of the area and accessibility of the pyramids. It is on top of a sunny hill, so bring sunblock, hats, sunglasses, etc. A local told me that the surrounding two hills (opposite the city view) are actually pyramids as well, and to be uncovered in... More 

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NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A fascinating exploration of this well maintained Zapotec Pre Columbian archeological site. Take sun screen, hat and sunglasses. Its good to have a guide so you can get much more out of what each building and the locations mean. The Museum where your buy your ticket is worth visiting plus one of the rare opportunities to use a bathroom. There... More 

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Salt Lake City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you go, I recommend a tour of the site to learn about the site. My friend and I bought a packaged tour through the Spanish school that we were taking classes. We opted to take the tour in Spanish and it was great. We did learn a lot about the site. It was worth it and if I ever... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The fresh air and open sky are just the beginning , the small but amazing museum contains some totally intact and fantastic ruins and artifacts covering 1,500 years & three occupation periods– Olmecs, Zapotecs and Mixtecs . Be sure to do research about the history and the discoveries made here before you go so you can understand the phenomena of... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This important archaeological site should be at the top of your list! If you can spend several hours you will have the pleasure of seeing all the decorative stone-work that has survived, some since 300 BC.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Monte Alban is a mind blower. Make sure you have a guide and plenty of time and energy. Traveled a lot, seen a lot but this place is something. The magnitude of the undertaking is staggering it will leave you breathless especially if you have the courage to scale the slopes of these gigantic pyramids

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