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Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

Gurrion at Alcala | Plaza Santa Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico
(951) 516 2991
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Ranked #4 of 49 Attractions in Oaxaca
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:15 pm

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was quite disappointed with this museum - there were loads of artifacts set out nicely in lots of rooms, but there was no information in English at all. Considering that it's only international visitors that pay entrance to this museum (as mexican nationals get in free - which I think is a great policy), it's a shame that only... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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76 reviews 76 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I have visited this museum several times and love it each time I go there. Not only are the artifacts amazing and varied, the building itself is a piece of art. The view outside is also beautiful with a partial view of the Botanical Gardens and the mountains on the horizon. There is a very old library on the first... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Room after room of artifacts, well organized in a historical timeline and in one of the most beautiful buildings in Oaxaca. Don't miss the items from Tomb 7 of Monte Alban.

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Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This museum is fascinating in how it uses all sorts of artifacts that are real treasures to tell the story of Oaxaca State from prehistoric times, through the era of the Zapotecas and Mixtecas and the Spanish conquest and colonial period, to independence, the 1910 revolution and modern-day population.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

And invest in the audio tour - it's worthwhile and will set the stage and context for your whole visit in Oaxaca. Especially great to see before going to Monte Alban.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

On the gorgeous square of the Santo Domingo Church, which is in my view one of the most graceful and inviting urban spaces in Mexico, is the Museum of the Cultures of Oaxaca. This former convent adjacent to the church, and now restored, offers a stunning example of sixteenth century architecture. Do not miss the courtyards and garden. The high... More 

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Noosa Heads
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60 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The shear beauty of this museam is worth the visit. It is beautifully laid out in this ancient building and covers a huge time oeriod incredibly well. I loved it - highly recommend !

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

You can rent an audiotour at the entrance. Do it! It will make your experience in the Museo so much richer. I spent almost 3 hours roaming from room to room. The rooms, themselves, were amazing - the artifacts displayed within were just icing on the cake. If you have an opportunity to read some Oaxacan history before you go... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The history of the peoples inhabiting the Oaxaca region was presented quite well. While the history of the Spanish conquest was thorough, I preferred the Chapultepec Castle display in Mexico City.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We visited on a Saturday morning and it was very quiet, so we enjoyed the place. The building is wonderfully kept, the objects are quite interesting, some pieces are really striking. The vistas from the windows are great. You can take a guided visit, an audio tour or just wander around, for us it was a very good visit, quite... More 

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