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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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Not the most impressive site in our tour of Mexico but a good way point as we journeyed from Oaxaca and Monte Alban to visit the Grijalva River and Sumidero Canyon. A bit... read more

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not the most impressive site in our tour of Mexico but a good way point as we journeyed from Oaxaca and Monte Alban to visit the Grijalva River and Sumidero Canyon. A bit different from some of the other sites so very interesting but as others have said could do with an investment and some TLC.

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mitla is much younger than majestic Monte Alban and feels intimate in comparison. Artful stonework and artfully worked stone mosaics adorn the ruins. A Spanish church built from Mitla material site right next to site, adds an interesting contrast but is quite dull inside. Mitla site sits in middle of village, plenty of restaurant choices and souvenir shops. Mitla is... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an important set of Archaeological ruins outside of Oaxaca. What remains is not as impressive as Monte Alban and has almost no posted resources in order to inform visitors. You'll need to do some research or sign-on to a guided tour.

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Varazdin, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

At first I was a bit disapointed when I realized this site is on the verge of the town, but as I start exploring it I was very happy that I made an effort to visit it. There is a colectivo that goes from Oaxaca city to main square of Mitla, from where there is only some 10 minutes walk... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This isn't as good as Monte Alban, but it's cool to see anyway. Nice place to take photos. A quick stop on the way to Hierve el Agua.

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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

As part of a trip to different sites in the area it is worth it. While it is smaller than many sites it is still well maintained. The burial cellers are not for the claustrophobic but zombie and vampire buffs will love it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

not that exciting of a ruins. especially compared to Monte Alban. small as well, and kind of in the middle of a town, which feels kind of weird. nice gardens around, though. ticket costs 65pesos, same as Monte Alban.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Not Monte Alban but worth visiting if you're in the area and don't mind a bit of a drive from Oaxaca City. You can still see the colors of the temple.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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