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Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
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+52 951 516 1215
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The ruins of this ancient Zapotec capital make up one of the most important...

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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Obviously a must if visiting Oaxaca

Had a brilliant time exploring - we took a shuttle from our hotel for $100 (peso) return trip which got us there around 10am and we stayed for 2.5 hours which was just right. We... read more

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London
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a brilliant time exploring - we took a shuttle from our hotel for $100 (peso) return trip which got us there around 10am and we stayed for 2.5 hours which was just right. We went on a Sunday where it's free entry for Mexican citizens or $70 for non-residents, which is still very good value. It was not very... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful place! I went there with my teacher who knew a lot about the place. The view is gorgeous in combination with the ruins. You can take the bus there!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is one of two that I know in Mexico where you can actual climb the ruins. We did a tour booked from our Hostel but If I did it again I would organise a car/bus to get there and do it my self.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Highlight of trip to Oaxaca. Though I knew little about the Zapotec people before trip, it is a fascinating archeological site. Huge at the top of a mountain. Cannot imagine how they levelled off the mountain. The best part - site is largely empty and devoid of throngs of tourists. A very special experience.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Monte Alban is a must see in Oaxaca. It's a beautiful site. We arrived kind of late, around 15h30. The site closes at 17h. But as from 16h15 the gards where already telling us to go cause they were closing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Going to Monte Alban while visiting Oaxaca it's an absolute must. I won't take too much time from your day plans and you'll have the opportunity of visiting one of the most important archaeological sites in America. For foreigners, taking a tour will be an easy, inexpensive and reliable way to understand the ancient cultures. But there are buses in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with two other couples and an archaeologist to Monte Alban. It has been one of the highlights of our trip so far. And amazing sight to walk through. Definitely take a knowledgeable guide with you or make sure you get one when you're there it will make a huge difference in your understanding.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing! There so much to see! Definitely takes a few hours to see everything, but worth every second!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Monte Alban is a beautiful example of pre-columbian archaeological site located on a mountain top with a gorgeous view of the valley beneath. You have to experience the many pyramides and temple within the landscape to appreciate the grandiosity of the planning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved Monte Alban! Its a fantastic archeological place which is so worth it. I recommend you go there early because otherwise you will get a long que to go in. If you go early you will get to experience that fantastic place alone and with no sun!!! So worth it.

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