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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
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"audio guide"
in 24 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 37 reviews
"great museum"
in 32 reviews
"beautiful building"
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"spanish conquest"
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"huge museum"
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"colonial period"
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"former monastery"
in 11 reviews
"santo domingo church"
in 25 reviews
"museum houses"
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"ethnobotanical garden"
in 19 reviews
"dominican monastery"
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"rich history"
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"pre columbian"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Big and beautiful. We took a full 3 hours to visit every corner. However it was only in Spanish so bring your dictionary. Worth visiting.

Thank Immy l
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You'll probably walk by so you might as well take ten minutes to review it. Art changes but we had several paintings to see.

Thank McBubby
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All around Oaxacan history. Great exhibits/ in Spanish only. They have some great pre-Hispanic pieces. Ceramics, jewels, carvings. Must check-in bags. Photos are permitted, NO flash. 3 levels. Toilets are on the 3rd level.

Thank zantb003
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge and beautiful museum. A couple of cons: the museum may be too big and spread apart. There are no maps, and the lay out didn't make sense to me. It may be too big. Also, everything is only in Spanish if that matters to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very well organized museum. All of the displays are in Spanish so you will need to be comfortable with that or have a translator/guide. Even if all you did was stare out the windows and walk the halls though it would be...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just a wonderful place to learn, explore and relax in the city. Great photo opportunities as well. Something for everyone. Nearby restaurant's, shopping, and people watching.

Thank traum1l
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The nearby tourist info person directed us to another museum as she did not know where this one was! Lovely ex monastery, lots of corridors and exhibition rooms, unfortunately the best pieces are on show in Mexico City until June 2018. All signs in Spanish.

Thank Veronica014
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

The convent is a beautiful building with very well preserved decorations in itself, and boasts fabulous views of teh city and botanical gardens. However, it is the museum of the cultures of Oaxaca which arises most interest. It traces teh rick history of local population,...More

Thank Viktor S
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

The descriptive text is in Spanish but there are guides who speak English. This museum is well laid out and has a great view of the Botanical Garden. The building alone is worth seeing as it is an old monestery. When you enter there is...More

Thank Ellen C
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

The convent turned cultural center right next to Santo Domingo was absolutely beautiful and had great views of the city, the church, and the botanical garden next door! The exhibits were all in Spanish, but simple enough to still enjoy and learn a bit despite...More

Thank Sonia M
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franciefuhrel
June 19, 2018|
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Response from jefferyp2017 | Reviewed this property |
If possible, as long you still have time, usually 24 to 48 hours (I'm sure that the cancellation time is in your fine print) before your scheduled time, you can usually cancel. Then just buy your tickets at the entrance, you... More
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gratitude506
March 18, 2018|
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Response from DiningDiva619 | Reviewed this property |
Not to worry Katherine, the relics you bought are not old. They are most likely good reproductions. The old gentlemen inside Monte Alban are authorized to sell souvenirs to tourists. So set out those pottery heads and... More
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el C
January 9, 2018|
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Response from DiningDiva619 | Reviewed this property |
Was there in December 2017 and we paid an admission. I don't remember exactly what we paid for admission. If I recall correctly, it was around $50 Pesos +/-
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