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The Zapotecs inhabited this ancient city after they were forced out of Monte Alban.
San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Passed an interesting hour at this archelogical site. The uncovered area of the this ancient city is not as big as Monte Alban and does not have as much in terms of explanation in English - or Spanish, but the decoration on the temples is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jasmine38Chichester
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a smaller site, but is important as it is the pinnacle of Zapotec/Mixtec architectural design. Still in use when the Spaniards came, it was the gateway between the land of the living and the land of the dead. It was the religious centre...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tombillinge
Reviewed 1 week ago

This site was a surprise. When entering the car park we were genuinely wondering where the actual site was and thinking that it wasn’t going to be anything much worth visiting. We were wrong. Whilst it isn’t on the same scale as Monte Alban, it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GBGinaC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mitla is interesting because it is old, the catholic priests came in and dismantled it for their church, and it is smack in the middle of town.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank paula c
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

Mitla This arqueological site is located in the estate of Oaxaca and it is a beautiful place with this amazing buildings and all the rich culture. The people that lives here are so friendly and all the handcrafts that they produce is beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sokey71
Reviewed December 18, 2018

This was our third or fourth set of ruins and we expected to be underwhelmed. Mitla was marvelous. Much of the architecture was adorned with different "fret" designs (horizontal carvings) that were beautiful and well preserved. We climbed a lot and even entered a tomb....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MissMem
Reviewed December 12, 2018

The tour guide did a good job of explaining about how kings, queens and priests who were terminal came to die. He explained about the medications and living conditions. He talked about the designs of the carved stone. I speak some Spanish so it was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kimberly R
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Mitla is a small ancient ruins site located in the town of the same name, outside of Oaxaca City. These ruins were one of the stops along the tour that I took which was a full-day featuring the Arbol del Tule, a mezcal factory, rug...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BrittanyAdventures
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

One of the three important archeological sites that are recommended in the Oaxaca City area. We visited on a Sunday morning, before the crowds. Very nice to walk through the site. The Spanish built their Church on the site, using materials from the temple. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank applegirl57
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Located about 50 minutes outside of Oaxaca city, we arrived in a private taxi we hired for the day. The site is small, easy to walk and beautifully preserved. This place is unique because there are so many bas-relief patterned walls. There are a couple...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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