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Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone Number: 951 516 1215
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The ruins of this ancient Zapotec capital make up one of the most important...

The ruins of this ancient Zapotec capital make up one of the most important archaeological sites in all of Latin America.

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Stunning Ruins

Although these ruins aren't as big or as impressive as the likes of Chichen Itza or Palenque, they are still extremely beautiful. They are also one of the earliest sets of ruins... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are lots of similar sights in Mexico but this is easily accessible from Oaxaca and is set up in a less touristy manner than others. Very enjoyable experience with information panels in both Spanish and English. Take water and sun protection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Although these ruins aren't as big or as impressive as the likes of Chichen Itza or Palenque, they are still extremely beautiful. They are also one of the earliest sets of ruins in Mesoamerica, dating back to 500bc. More than anything, there location on a mountain top, overlooking the surrounding valleys is breath taking. These were definitely one of my... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Monte Alban is an awesome place to go to discover history and feel like you're on top of the world. The serenity and space will give you urge to ponder the meaning of life and its origins. This is a must-see in Oaxaca!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was actually 30 years ago that I ventured here, but it probably is the same, given it's a protected ancient ruin. What I clearly remember is the arid ness and heat. The area was practically deserted, which put me on edge because suspicious characters were lurking around to either hustle or rob gringos. Don't go alone. There's one tomb... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place to visit, so much history and culture in this place. Must visit in Oaxaca. We went early in the morning and there weren't so many people

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The World Heritage property, located in the in the region known as central valleys of Oaxaca in the depression formed between the Sierra Madre Oriental and the Sierra Madre del Sur, is composed of two distinct cultural sites: the historic centre of Oaxaca de Juarez and the archaeological site of Monte Albán. You can take collectivo (shuttle van service) from... More 

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Thank EastIndio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say is it is a must see and definitely have a guide! It was beautiful and I could have spent all day walking through the ruins

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here twice, once with a guide and once without. I would strongly recommend paying the 550 pesos to hire an official guide: you will get far more out of your trip (I didn't use a guide the first time around). The guided tour takes about an hour and a half. Monte Alban is the ancient capital of the... More 

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Redwood City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place. I went very early. I took the 9am bus to get there. About my first hour there weren't many people. So I recommend going as early as possible. It will be a lot quieter and no line for tickets. By the time I left there was quite a long line for tickets. You can hire a guide... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome place for pictures . Its impressive to see the ruins up so high in the mountains. Really enjoyed my time here.

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