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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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We really enjoyed our visit --there is a great deal to see. The convent it is housed in is spectacular. The artifacts from Tomb 7 from Monte Alban are wonderful. The only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Terrace, Canada
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Terrace, Canada
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our visit --there is a great deal to see. The convent it is housed in is spectacular. The artifacts from Tomb 7 from Monte Alban are wonderful. The only unfortunate thing is that there was no way to access the information in English. We have some Spanish but many of the historical explanations were not understandable and... More 

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The World
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum in nicely arranged and easy to navigate. The mask from Tumba 7 is interesting to see in person. We recommend this museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The building and the views from it are worth a visit. The collection is impressive, but relatively few descriptions were in English. Be sure to check out the gift shop.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is quite possibly THE crown jewel in the crown of Oaxaca City. I did not go on my first trip, but on the second, I did, and am I ever glad that I did. IMHO, it is better than the pre-Columbian museums of Bogota or Lima -- and the architecture and vistas rival anything I have seen in Rome... More 

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Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great musuem, wonderful building with great views of the garden and city, nice refuge from the city...friendly staff

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Larger than expected museum in the setting of an old ex-convent. Good collection of historic products, many found locally in Monte Alban archeological site. Well presented and informative. The only negative would be the lack of English translations and descriptions in light of the many tourists visiting the site. Good place to spend a few hours and learn about local... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The collection in this museum is great, but the interpretation is less so, especially for someone whose spanish is not good. There is no signage in other languages,nor any books in the shop (which is also extensive in its offerings but only in Spanish) The audio tour in English is no longer available. There is a video to watch about... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely gorgeous monastery. Walk around, take your time and see the views inside and outside - it's a real treat. And then you get to this amazing skull - if nothing else, go see the skull!

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a large interesting museum. . . .if in Oaxaca it is a must but if but if your travels take you to DF of course there is no comparison . .. .. however its a beautiful building with great works that take you through a tour of the region. One drawback everything is in Spanish so you really... More 

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

A beautiful collection in a lovely restored ex-convent. Even if you can't get to Monte Alban, you will learn a lot by seeing the treasures.

Thank BarbGNorthCarolina

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