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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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Stunning facility, great history, big tour!

It's a huge undertaking to see this museum. Don't go in hungry before lunch like we did or you'll be sorry to rush to get out the other end. Great way to spend a hot afternoon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

It's a huge undertaking to see this museum. Don't go in hungry before lunch like we did or you'll be sorry to rush to get out the other end. Great way to spend a hot afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A highlight of our visit to Oaxaca. An old monastry building with fascinating solid architecture and views across the city and botanical gardens. A fascinating array of artefacts building a picture of Spanish settlement of Oaxaca over the last 500 years. Perfect place to get a backgound to the history of the city and the rich cultural traditions

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Lakeway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Well restored convent houses relics of the cultures that once occupied the area: Olmec, Zapoted, and Mixtec. It gives insight into the structures of Monte Alban and the valley cultures that evolved from 1500 to the present. Well worth 3-4 hours. Botanical Garden housed in convent courtyard features indigenous plants.

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Lots of interesting items and relics,the ground where fantastic but you have to pay separately,if you go on sundays all museums in mexico are free but very busy

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great displays in a beautiful and peaceful environment. A must see while in Oaxaca. From the Museo, you can see the beautiful desert landscaped yard. (They have separate guided tours of the botanical gardens - English tours are only twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It is a huge museum, it can take you a whole day to see everything. But there is no English descriptions inside, if you do not speak Spanish it is better to rent the audio guide, though it seems like majority of the items are not included in the audio guide too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The ex-convent is a spectacular setting for this wonderful center. The English audio guide is money well spent. We spent most of our time in rooms I-IV with the Monte Alban treasure from Tomb 7 the highlight for us. Wonderful views over the ethnobotanical garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This was my favorite place in all of Oaxaca city! The architecture is beautiful! Honestly, we only saw the contents from tomb no. 7 and the rest of the time we just walked around enjoying the peace and quiet of all the different courtyards and balconies. Absolutely breathtaking views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a good museum, next to the Santa Domingo church, with both ancient history and more recent history. There's also an interesting room explaining the different cultural groups in Mexico; and an amazing library. The museum is very large and a bit overwhelming (it's in an old convent so has long cloisters etc) but you can probably see most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This museum gives you the history of Oaxaca, starting with Monte Alban. There are great exhibits in an old monastery right next to Santo Domingo. I especially loved the things they found at Monte Alban.

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Address: Address: Gurrion at Alcala | Plaza Santa Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone Number: (951) 516 2991
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:15 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:15 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:15 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:15 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:15 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:15 pm

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