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“#1 museum to see in Oaxaca”

Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca
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Ranked #3 of 130 things to do in Oaxaca
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

This museum contains exhibits on the culture of Oaxaca - from pre-hispanic times to the time of the Spanish. It also showcases the gold and silver finds from the tomb at Monte Alban. If you go to see Monte Alban, be sure to include this museum.

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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Even if you are not a museum-goer, don't miss this one. It is the key to understanding the rich cultural heritage of this wonderful city -- and is beautifully curated in a beautiful, historic building. If you don't read Spanish -- the information signs are all in Spanish -- be sure to rent the English audio tour. Bring your camera -- you can photograph the displays, and will want to capture the breathtaking views. Plan for 2-3 hours at least, and chances are you will think about coming back later to see the parts you missed.

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

This is definitely one of the must do things in Oaxaca. Set in the stunning Santa Domingo church and 57 pesos for entry its a great time. Spent about 3 hours there wondering the rooms. Each different room is dedicated to a different era. Mesoamerica until present day. Lots of great artifacts and very informative (though information is all in Spanish so you will need a bit to understand the jist of whats being said). If you come to Oaxaca, definitely make the time to come here...and plus the ethnobotanical garden is right next door so can do the 2 together (though make sure you plan that to meet time well as you have to have guided tour for the garden).

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Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

This is a huge museum and one could spend hours here on a hot day staying cool and interested. Just walking around and checking the scenery from all the balconies is worth the trip . 57pesos well worth this small amount. It's next to the Santo Domingo church where on the two Saturdays I was there, I saw two bridal processions one after the other going into the church to be wed.

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

I wish I had paid for an audio guide, but it was still an excellent experience. All of the exhibits are in Spanish only.

Allow three hours. There are beautiful gardens to see and nce terraces. You could spend a day here.

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