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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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This is one of the most beautiful sites in Mexico and one of the most ancient. It is located on the top of a mountain and this allows a 360degree view on the whole Oaxaca... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Monte Albán is a must for visitors in Oaxaca. A very well kept location with amazing views. It's not as awe inspiring as other archeological sites in Mexico but it's still very impressive. More infographs and signs giving information would be appreciated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful sites in Mexico and one of the most ancient. It is located on the top of a mountain and this allows a 360degree view on the whole Oaxaca valley. The structures are still well preserved and the place is one of the biggest I have seen in Mexico. It can be reached with... More 

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit, even more so than Chichen Itza. Perhaps because it wasn't as commercialized, really felt the experience of what it might have been in ancient times.

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Thank Minnie9304
California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing cultural place. Is about 20 minutes away from the center of Oaxaca city. We rented a car and drove there but you can take a cap.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inspiring scene. Incredible Oaxacan Ruins. We had a very knowledgeable guide Gabriel who gave us most interesting information on what could have been Monte Alban. Why it is called White Mountain. The different buildings and what each one was used for. A must see

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Thank Elaine S
Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting regarding Oaxaca's original residents. Not that large so if allow 1.5 hours to get around that will be plenty. Is located about 20 mins from the city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So you can get a colectivo bus that leaves from benito juarez market for 25pesos, entrance costs 65 and we catched a guide just by the entrance and he charged us 250. His english was poor but he gave uz 1,5 hours of his time. Talking about the ruins I have visited a few by now, most of them were... More 

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Thank Kasparas A
Coon Valley, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before too many days in OAX walk around Monte Alban so you can wrap your head around everything below it. It's a city of stone that took a few days to develop. By the time you read up on and imagine what was there long ago you might agree.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Obviously, you won't miss Monte Alban if you're in Oaxaca City. Although not as impressive as Tikal, Panenque, or Chichen Itza, Monte Alban is well worth seeing. A number of hackers abound selling fake artifacts. "No gracias," will suffice.

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Orcutt, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Monte alban is an excellent place full of history and interesting facts. I was lucky enough to have a guide tell me about many of the facts, so to get the most of your visit I recommend going with someone who can point out the important parts. You are allowed to walk up the stairs on some of the ruins... More 

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