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Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

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Address: Gurrion at Alcala | Plaza Santa Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone Number: (951) 516 2991
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10:00 am - 6:15 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:15 pm

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A must when in Oaxaca

The museum is right next to Santo Domingo Cathedral and presents the culture of Oaxaca - Visit before going to the ruins of the area to get a real feel for the area. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Miller Place, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The museum is right next to Santo Domingo Cathedral and presents the culture of Oaxaca - Visit before going to the ruins of the area to get a real feel for the area. The Pre-Hispanic exhibits are great. A must see and a wonderful old building.

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Twin Cities, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a major museum in Mexico that you should plan to visit when you are in Oaxaca. We learned the most in galleries devoted to Pre-Columbian art and artifacts and in the room containing objects retrieved from the famed "Tomb 7" at nearby Monte Alban. There is an English language audio guide which we found helpful and enriching to... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This museum has it all. Pre Hispanic through current times. Well laid out in a beautiful colonial ex-convent. I tell people that there isn't a museum that can hold my interest for more than an hour. We got there at noon and closed the place down at 6PM and even then I was running back to exhibits to take one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Important museum in an old Dominican convent. Holds the remains from Tomb 7 at Monte Alban and you'll appreciate the visit much more if you go here first!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The exhibits are wonderful, and it's in a beautiful building. For once I was glad that I couldn't read Spanish. If I could, I would have been in this museum for many more hours absorbing every sign.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This museum is right next door to Santo Domingo de Guzman. It's inside a former Dominican monastery and the building itself is worth the price of entry 77(only 69 pesos each). The audio guide was an additional 50 pesos. The collection inside includes pre-Columbian art taken from tombs at Monte Alban. There is jewellery in gold, jade and other semi-precious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

An in-depth journey through the millenia of Oaxaca's rich history. Make sure you rent the audio guide in English, which is worth every penny. The sumptuous architecture and ornamentation of the building that houses the museum is jaw-dropping beautiful. Don't rush through...spend an entire afternoon.

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North Lakes, Queensland Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca is right next door to the most amazing church there is in Mexico and we saw a few. We had a good vibe here and enjoyed looking at things that were so old and the displays were great. It's a very large place so it takes a while to wonder around and it over... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Artifacts are well curated and displayed. In fact the quality and design of the display was nearly overwhelming at times. The bookstore is excellent and the view to the botanic garden is better than the actual tour of the garden….

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Lovely grounds, well laid out for tourists. We didn't use a guide, but went early (before the crowds and heat) and spent a few hours wandering about, looking at the ruins and reading the information plaques (which were thankfully in English, if your Spanish is not up to snuff!). Can be a bit difficult to get down from Monte Alban... More 

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