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Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

cnr Alcala & Gurrion | Plaza Santa Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico
(951) 516 2991
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Ranked #4 of 54 Attractions in Oaxaca
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Noosa Heads
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114 reviews 114 reviews
47 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

The shear beauty of this museam is worth the visit. It is beautifully laid out in this ancient building and covers a huge time oeriod incredibly well. I loved it - highly recommend !

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

You can rent an audiotour at the entrance. Do it! It will make your experience in the Museo so much richer. I spent almost 3 hours roaming from room to room. The rooms, themselves, were amazing - the artifacts displayed within were just icing on the cake. If you have an opportunity to read some Oaxacan history before you go... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The history of the peoples inhabiting the Oaxaca region was presented quite well. While the history of the Spanish conquest was thorough, I preferred the Chapultepec Castle display in Mexico City.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We visited on a Saturday morning and it was very quiet, so we enjoyed the place. The building is wonderfully kept, the objects are quite interesting, some pieces are really striking. The vistas from the windows are great. You can take a guided visit, an audio tour or just wander around, for us it was a very good visit, quite... More

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San Francisco
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153 reviews 153 reviews
36 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a very good introduction to the history of Oaxaca, a complex story that impacts its culture, economy and current issues still today. Do this early in your trip and it will add a lot to your understanding and enjoyment of Oaxaca City and Valley. I recommend you rent the audio guides (cheap) so you have some English narration... More

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Irvine, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The museum is a great way to get a quick review of Oaxacan history. Best visited after touring Monte Alban since the first three rooms contain treasures from that historic site. From there there is approximately one room for each 50 years from the conquistadors until the present. The audio guide is only $5m and well worth it.

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San Diego
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A beautiful, relaxing site and museum. Take your time and wander. Enjoy the architecture, the gardens as well as the artifacts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Really cool museum in a beautiful setting. Try to go during an off-time to avoid large tourist groups. It's no fun being sandwiched in between two tourist groups trying to speak over one another in German and English while you're just trying to get your learnin' in!

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Tokyo
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Right next to the church of Santo Domingo, this museum is a must visit. Unfortunately, all the descriptions are written in Spanish, but if you get a guide, then, you will have no problem. :) It is a huge museum with so many great rooms and works - a must visit!

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Basel
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is not one of my favorite museums! Lighting is poor and signage is all in Spanish. While there are audio programs available, it is an additional cost. Interesting building and some beautiful views of mountains surrounding Oaxaca.

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