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The ruins of this ancient Zapotec capital make up one of the most important archaeological sites in all of Latin America.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mountain top” (33 reviews)
“amazing site” (24 reviews)
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Oaxaca, Mexico
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"mountain top"
in 33 reviews
"archaeological site"
in 56 reviews
"amazing site"
in 24 reviews
"ancient ruins"
in 27 reviews
"guide book"
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"awe inspiring"
in 22 reviews
"wear a hat"
in 21 reviews
"ball court"
in 24 reviews
"bring water"
in 27 reviews
"oaxaca valley"
in 31 reviews
"small museum"
in 57 reviews
"walk around"
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"zapotec culture"
in 23 reviews
"worth the trip"
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"well worth the visit"
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"three hours"
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"guided tour"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our third time visiting Monte Alban. Every time was enjoyable. You have to like history and archeology to really appreciate your time here. You can reach this site by taxi, tour bus, or public bus. Entrance is very reasonable. On site museum is...More

Thank Jeff C
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took a tour that included other stops. We would have preferred more time than we were given so that we could have seen the museum. The archiological area is larger than I expected. Our guide was a great help. Without him, we would have...More

Thank McBubby
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nothing like walking barefoot inside this marvelous city, the view is incredible besides the feeling of peace

Thank Daniel O
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a magnificent place. You can really grasp the magnitude of this pre-Hispanic ancient ruin which sits atop of a leveled off mountain top. It is quite amazing and spiritual.

Thank Amys60
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely a must to get a sense of Mexico's ancient history. Impressive museum next to the ruins. A tour of the grounds is recommended.

1  Thank Designs1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited Teotihuacan, Chichen Itza, Tulum and a number of other Mesoamerican sites - Monte Alban is by far the most interesting and beautiful. The facilities are excellent and the archeological value is priceless.

2  Thank Ilya K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great site!! Great prehispanic temples and observatory. It’s a part of Oaxaca, Zapotecs. I enjoyed it, of course, we’re into history and archeology. It’s impressive-grand.

1  Thank zantb003
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though you read about this, it is incredible to behold. Numerous buildings, sophisticated ancient city & full blown cultural attributes that all but disappeared.

Thank Rita S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in Oaxaca, and this is one of my favorite places. One used to (in the 80s) be able to walk right up to the grounds. It is now an official park/site, so there is a very fine museum (a real plus which didn't...More

1  Thank agavebeat
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's easy to arrange a trip from the many storefront travel agencies. It is a great place to spend several hours enjoying the spaciousness and feeling for the place.

1  Thank amblinon
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kenyamagdaleno
March 15, 2018|
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Response from dickjoe | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I did'nt see any tour with only those two locations. But a good option is to hire a driver for the day. It works. And you have the possibilities of visiting other places. It is a affordable and efficient way of... More
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KateP3
January 15, 2018|
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Response from daddyogrande | Reviewed this property |
En la zona arqueológica? No.
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February 1, 2017|
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Response from Friendlyadvisor2 | Reviewed this property |
Your wife could walk to the centre square (about 600m up hill), into the main courtyard. From there you could see most of the site.
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