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Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

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Address: Gurrion at Alcala | Plaza Santa Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone Number: (951) 516 2991
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Nice Museum, good use of the monastery

This museum provides a good basic overview about the cultural heritage in this specific region. While European travellers might not be too impressed in comparison to the museums... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum provides a good basic overview about the cultural heritage in this specific region. While European travellers might not be too impressed in comparison to the museums in Italy, France, Germany or Greece it might help to create some respect for the ancient Mexican culture

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stopped by for the concert (which was wonderful), but also explored the museum. So much to see and take in - we soon reached overload. Beautifully presented, so interesting. The bonus is the view of the Ethnobotanical Garden.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to get lost. Really fun to explore the old convent it's housed in. The nun photo exhibit was really cool, too. There's a lot to see here, more than you can see in an hour or even two or three.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What I truly appreciated about this museum is its design in presenting each room in historic continuity. It is beautifully displayed, not cluttered. They also have revolving exhibits downstairs that are of excellent quality. The original monastery buildings are very impressive, as is the view to the botanical gardens.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was undoubtedly one of the highlights of our trip to Mexico this year. The collection was impressive and well-documented with explanatory plaques. What was also particularly effective was the layout of the building, the materials used in construction and the artistic attention to every detail to create a total presentation that was authentic and fitting to the collection itself.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great building and location. We loved the gardens especially! The information inside the museum is only available in Spanish, so keep that in mind.

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Queretaro, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is filled with very interesting stuff. They have complete necklaces and other pieces from the Zapotec culture, lots of rooms with a great chunk of the history of Oaxaca. Loved the architecture as well. Entrance is $65 pesos I think. Nonetheless, if you don't speak Spanish, you have to hire a guide or else just stare at everything,... More 

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Fall City, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent over an hour visiting all of the chambers in the museum which I found to be very interesting and informative. The most interesting was the room with the stone, bone and gold artifacts and jewelry found in a tomb at Monte Album. I also enjoyed the building's architecture and the magnificent views of the gardens.

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Wurzburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum of the culture of Oaxaca gives you an perfect overview about the history of Oaxaca. Inside the old monastery of Santo Domingo side of the temple gives you a perfect place for visiting the artifacts of this old and mystic culture.

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Museum is not only located on a beautiful building, that used to be the Templo de Santo Domingo´s monastery. It is also a great place to learn about Oaxaca and its history.

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