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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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Great museum, so long as you have a guide or speak Spanish

I really enjoyed the museum and could have spent several hours there, but my husband doesn't speak Spanish, so the signage was mostly unaccessible to him. The setting is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed the museum and could have spent several hours there, but my husband doesn't speak Spanish, so the signage was mostly unaccessible to him. The setting is beautiful - in an old convent - and has a interesting collection of goods from pre-colonial and early-colonial times. If you're hot after a long day of walking in the sun,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Museum is housed in what used to be a Convent. It's huge and filled with awesome artifacts of Mexican history, including pieces rescued from Monte Albán. The building in itself is worth it but the collection makes it even more amazing. Make sure to visit the Temple of Santo Domingo next door, just remember it closes for lunch but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best introductions to southern Mexico and the cultural heritage of the indigenous people of Mexico. The music room is fascinating in how European and American music got infused with the Mexican culture. This museum is a must see.

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Victoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would rate the museum as excellent but the lack of any English explanation made the collections far less accessible. After Monte Alban we wanted to see the artifacts found entombed there. They are exquisite, exemplifying a very advanced culture. I only wish there was information in English to make the appreciation more than a general one. And when you... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum hosts a complete collection of Oaxacan cultures, from early civilisations through the preHispanic period including modern times. Most impressive of all are the treasures of the tombs at Monte Albán showing the mastery of Zapotec craftsmen who worked with all kind of metals to deliver beautiful pieces. The rest of the rooms are equally interesting and the accompanying... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see museum. All the pieces are beautifully presented in a serious of rooms. The building itself is impressive inside and out. There are no English translations which makes it a little difficult especially when there are so many beautiful objects on view. Still worth the effort.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting in the restored convent adjacent to Santo Domingo Church. After going to Monte Alban, I wanted to see the artifacts from Tomb 7. The museum is a wonderful overview of the peoples and cultures from pre-hispanic history to today. This history is evident in the present peoples of Oaxaca. Unfortunately, no english explanations, still very much worth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

definitely worth visiting, maybe the best one in the city. Good to spend a few hours in a relaxing day. Hosts the valuable findings from Monte Alban

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding collection of artifacts, from pre-historic to modern times, laid out in such a way that each grouping tells a story (in Spanish). It's in a former monastery, so each room houses an epoch: so peaceful, so beautiful, so interesting.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Housed in a former monastery next to Templo de Santo Domingo - the entrance is next to that of the church. The best thing was the display of items found in Tomb 7 for a king at Monte Alban: jade-covered skull, jewelry, statues, carved bones, a quartz goblet.

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