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Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

Gurrion at Alcala | Plaza Santa Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico
+52 951 516 2991
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Gurrion at Alcala | Plaza Santa Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico
+52 951 516 2991
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum has marvelous displays but it isn't very well laid out for tourists. When you go in, head up the stairs and the very first room off the landing is where you start. It's numbered starting with one and keep following the numbers until...More

Thank Schmidly6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum on the recommendation of our guide at Monte Alban. He explained so much of what had happened to the Zapotecs who lived there for centuries, then were conquered by the Spanish. This museum is clean and orderly, but can be overwhelming...More

Thank Helen711
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While I appreciated this first-rate museum for its displays and size, I deeply regretted not hiring a guide because we didn't understand even 5%. Everything is in Spanish. A guide would have enriched our visit immeasurably.

Thank leftagoodjob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum itself is in a large beautiful building and us filled with interesting objects from right through the history of Oaxaca. The descriptions are only in Spanish and so we did not get as much out of it as we might have done. I...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this museum expecting it to be amazing. The works gathered ARE amazing however the enormous size of the collections was more than we expected and disappointing not to have a single word in English. The only way to have English explanation was with...More

Thank Ann D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museo de las Culturas is part of a larger complex known as the Central Cultural de Santo Domingo. You can spend literally hours wandering through the rooms of the convent much of which contains a vast collection of pre-Colombian art. The complex also contains...More

Thank GareThere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is in the old convent. Very well set, but the distributions of the rooms can be a bit misleading. I really recommend coming here on the first day to get an introduction of the cultures and what you will see over the next...More

Thank Ferdinand V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cultural museum was definitely worth a visit on my last trip to Oaxaca. The old convent it is housed in is very large and you not only get to see all the items on display but you can imagine walking around there in centuries...More

Thank elijah c
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Many things that were found in Monte Alban are in this museumn. Some of the history is here too. Different groups of people who live in Oaxaca and their typical clothing is shown

Thank ladyfromtuxtepecmx
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

The building this museum is in is very impressive itself. The displays are very well presented, however the information is only in Spanish. Allow about an hour in the museum itself and then be sure to go into the church that adjoins it (right as...More

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Response from ginnyzz | Reviewed this property |
Tourist from Massachusetts, longtime student and admirer of Latin American history and cultures
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That is a statement, not a question .
June 23, 2015|
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I would say it depends on the level of service or services you seek....High end does not always mean a better service but it almost always means better skin products etc. Any time around the Day of the Dead I would say it... More