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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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Beautiful venue (old monastary) displaying Oaxacan Culture

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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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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Durham, NC
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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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Australia
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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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San Rafael, California
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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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Miller Place, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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