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Address: San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Mexico
Phone Number: 514-1294
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The Zapotecs inhabited this ancient city after they were forced out of...

The Zapotecs inhabited this ancient city after they were forced out of Monte Alban.

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Unique arqueological site to enjoy a morning and a good story

Great settlement, one of the oldest and well preserved, short tour, Its located about 30 minutes from Oaxaca City. You can get there by car or like most of us on a tour. We took... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2016
Alexis V
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Houston
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating place, which according to my guide, gained its prominence in history after the fall of monti Alban. Ruins are decent shape considering its longevity but I suspect a lot of the stones were relatively new- as evident from the steel bars and relativity fresh plaster. A lot of tour stopped by here on way to hierve agua- worth a... More 

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Thank Julian O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This city was built after the fall of Monte Alban, so it's very different. The town is built up among and on top of the ruins, which feature distinctive geometric design carvings.

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Thank Valerie L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Great settlement, one of the oldest and well preserved, short tour, Its located about 30 minutes from Oaxaca City. You can get there by car or like most of us on a tour. We took one it’s called “Guesh Luhaa” great prices and excellent tours. You should take a walked on the crypts but beware they are very narrow, so... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

They say that Mitla was to Monte Alban, what the Vatican is to Rome. A sort of spiritual centre for notable priests or shamen rather than a fully fledged city. It was very different to other archaeological sites. No grand pyramids to climb, no carvings relating to everyday life or the Gods. Just a collection of one story buildings, all... More 

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everton arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

mitla was excellent love the history guide was informative really nice place to visit.we had a good time there for a few hours there and the weather was mild and not to hot.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

This site is located off the main road towards the back of a nice village. One of the 'more recent' archaeological sites in Mexico it has some interesting geometric designs on the buildings. Not very large and an easy visit as part of your Tlacolula valley tour

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Thank Jeffrey W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Mitla worth seeing. Not my favourite of sites but if you see it in context of other sites worth seeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Go on a a Sunday and combine it with a trip to the Tlacolula markets (not sure if I spelled that right). We took the easy option and hired a car with driver. Mitla historic site is on a smaller scale to many other pyramid sites which makes it easier for those less active. The geometric decorations carved into the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

One remain that is in a category by itself of thevmany precolombian remains that you can find in the state of Oaxaca, a rich cultural heritage, well preserved and you can go inside one of the tombs Nearby on your way back to the city you will find mexcal factories and small shops of rugs and wooven goods

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

This place is wonderful. Full of history and beautiful ruins. I think it would be best if you had a guide to explain the ruins and give more of the back story of the history. If you go make sure you wear light clothing, sunscreen and a hat. It was very hot, about in the 90s. They charge a small... More 

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