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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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Oaxaca, Mexico

The Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca is an excellent place to visit with your family. I recommend at least 2 hours to see the museum. I was impressed with the jewelry collection... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca is an excellent place to visit with your family. I recommend at least 2 hours to see the museum. I was impressed with the jewelry collection and all the antiques artifacts. After you visit the museum you can enjoy the zocalo and savor the delicious meals from the Oaxaca cuisine, one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

As we were told by one of our taxi drivers this is by far the best cultural experience in Oaxaca. Attached to the Santa Domingo Cathedral, and surrounded by the botanical garden. Definitely worth the price of admission. Which was just about nothing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely museum. Signage also in English would have made it much more enjoyable, though of course we tried to glean as much as we could from the Spanish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great history museum on Mexican Culture. Museum is spacious and well designed. Admission around $4 per person. Cameras okay but no flash.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I'm not a huge fan of museums but this place was highly recommended. It was ok, but if you're not a great spanish speaker, you'll want to rent a walking tour. Interesting but not my favorite part of the trip. In order to get through the entire tour you'd probably have to spend all day there, which isn't my jam.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Fantastic museum a must visit' you won't believe what they have and it's well displayed. Not the easiest place to find but worth the effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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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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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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Additional Information about Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

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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