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All reviews audio guide botanical gardens great museum spanish conquest beautiful building huge museum former monastery santo domingo church museum houses ethnobotanical garden rich history pre columbian on display worth a visit couple of hours few hours artifacts
This is a spectacular museum, with some amazing and beautiful artifacts. It's a bit large to see in just one visit, however.
It also has great views of the nearby botanic garden, and the immediate neighborhood.
I'll be going back again this Fall!
Warning - the turquoise skull you see in the photos advertising the museum is currently in Mexico City so you will not see it at this museum.
Otherwise, this museum is pretty good. The building itself is worth the wander. Lots of interesting archaeological items...More
It is hard to see from the street, but this museum is very large and full of wonderful and fascinating art, culture, historical and anthropological exhibits. The museum building, with its own colorful history and open-air picture windows throughout, is an experience in itself. Leave...More
So this museum is inside a beautiful former monastery that was later used by the military (until the 90s). Upstairs you can get beautiful views of the botanical gardens and Santo Domingo. Each tiny room upstairs is broken down into a theme. It was a...More
About 400 years ago (?), each of the room would have been quarters for the nuns. Now? Each room moves you along a chronological path from ancient one ancient tribe to the next:
Zapotecs, to Mixtecs, to Spaniards, to Enlightenment Inspired Reformers--such as Benito Juarez....More
Located in a beautiful building in a beautiful old part of town, adjacent to Sto Domingo Church.
There are plenty of fascinating things to see here. I was wondering, “Did I see that in National Geographic?”
The information displays are well thought out and balanced....More
The building is absolutely wort to be visited. But the collection is not really interisting when you don 't speak Spanish.
In spite of that we spent 2 1/2 hour in the building. The sight out of some Windows into the botanic garden is very...More
This ambitious local museum is housed in a 300+ year old former convent, that still has the feel of its earlier days. The 30+ rooms of exhibits are described mostly in Spanish only, but enough is clear and visual, so this can be on your...More
I only wish that more of it was in English! The museum is lovely, housed in the old convent adjacent to the church. Sadly, the best pieces including the funerary mask in the photo above are on loan to Mexico City. Our guide told us...More
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
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 will have to leave everything you are carrying at the security entrance and they will store it for you, then you pick it up when your done, on the way out. They had no maps or brochures when we visited, you just walk through all the rooms at your own pace, and there are a lot of rooms. Enjoy
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
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 enjoy your memory of Oaxaca