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The ruins of this ancient Zapotec capital make up one of the most important archaeological sites in all of Latin America.
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“mountain top” (30 reviews)
“amazing site” (23 reviews)
“gets hot” (17 reviews)
Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of exploring this incredible site with Fernando Montez. Incredible and a must do in Oaxaca

Thank jayfriedman
Reviewed 3 days ago

We hired a private tour guide (English speaking) to drive us to Monte Alban and several other sites. He was able to explain the history and walk us around. The structures and the setting are breathtaking. Sturdy walking shoes are a must, along with someone...More

Thank Grandmajoan
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went for a quick visit before grabing out flight back home and we loved it! The place is really well kept and you are able to climb the stairs to admire the view! If you have time, go check it out

Thank Dani M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did a half day tour, which started with hotel pick up around 10am. First we wandered through the museum for 10 or so minutes then we headed into the main site with a guide. Our guide Abraham was fantastic, he provided a great overview...More

Thank ldsimpson
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a private guide and got there around 9:30am, the place opens earlier (around 8:30am). We recommend hiring a guide. The entire place can be visited in 2-3 hours if you get there early. We left around 11am and the entrance was packed already.

Thank Rolas C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s a good 3 to 5 hour visit from Oaxaca depending on how much time you want to spend at the ruin. I believe one of the most impressive things about this site is the view of Oaxaca you get from it. It gives you...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My third time. Ancient archeological site once inhabited by the Zapotecs. A little difficult to drive to (I lost a hubcap to one of their many speed bumps) but doable. For 400 pesos we hired a guide at the entrance. Learned a lot from him...More

Thank daddyogrande
Reviewed 1 week ago

Is a must to see experience. It is worth to dedicate half a day to see it thoroughly . Plenty of parking space . but taxi or bus is ok too. , Bring water to the visit because a lot of walking is done.

Thank dickjoe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Monte Alban is one of the most compelling ancient sites on the planet. I’ve visited many times and particularly noticed improved signage and information this time. Don’t forget your sunscreen, hat and water! Take your time, absorb the atmosphere and the views.

Thank Missiondurga
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ask taxi or bus from Oaxaca city. It will take you inform of the entrance. It is worthy to come hear. You can climb the pyramids and have wonderful view.

Thank 6PetraH7
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16 January 2018|
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Response from Megan W | Reviewed this property |
No sé. No vi mascotas, pero es un area abierto y podría ser que permitan mascotas.
1 February 2017|
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Response from Friendlyadvisor2 | Reviewed this property |
Your wife could walk to the centre square (about 600m up hill), into the main courtyard. From there you could see most of the site.
6 October 2016|
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Response from Michele D | Reviewed this property |
Your question was directed to the wrong person. Hope you found an answer and had a great experience!