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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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mountain top” (33 reviews)
“amazing site” (24 reviews)
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Oaxaca, Mexico
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"mountain top"
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"archaeological site"
in 55 reviews
"amazing site"
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"gets hot"
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"mayan ruins"
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"ancient city"
in 19 reviews
"guide book"
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"wear a hat"
in 21 reviews
"ball court"
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"awe inspiring"
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"bring water"
in 27 reviews
"oaxaca valley"
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"small museum"
in 57 reviews
"walk around"
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"zapotec culture"
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"worth the trip"
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"three hours"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

DO: Ignore all the touts in town who want to sell you an overpriced visit there. DO: Ignore all the "guides" who barely know more than you do if you've read a few things about Monte Alban and understand the context. DO: Go as early...More

2  Thank Steven M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Monte Alban is definitely a place to visit ! It’s beautiful, there are good explanations if you don’t want to get a guide and it’s not too touristic. It’s easy to get there and back with (cheap) public transport. I can definitely recommend this place!

Thank Bianca M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is one of the mexican heritage with an enjoyable expansion. You can sit there a while and get a awesome feel. The view of the city from Monte Alban is awesome.

Thank Namaste M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What a pleasant surprise! I visited as part of a tour and was really glad we decided to go. The ruins are quite spectacular and having a guide to explain things really helps give you a better appreciation for it. The only downside was we...More

Thank Lee007jon
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Monte Alban this morning and recommend it highly. We didn’t want to spend all day on a tour so booked a shuttle bus seat (#1 Antonio de Leon) for 70MXN each. Bit of confusion but the bus turned up and we got through...More

Thank MonkeyDi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is easier to visit the historical sites surrounding Oaxaca today than it was 40+ years ago (which was when I last visited). Take a morning or evening to visit the site and learn about the peoples of this area from centuries ago. We had...More

Thank EF838SFO
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously a lot of history is speculation, but it seems a lot of this has not been fully explored, meaning the descriptions are very vague. The views are pretty good but the site itself lacks some fundamentals.

Thank Philip C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing ruins of the Zapotec civilization. Picturing the limestone covered walls and floor of impermeable stone for capturing the rains - must have been intensely beautiful. Lots of stair climbing to appreciate the best views.

Thank CACahill
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Monte Alban is, in my view, one of the most stunning archaeological places that I've visited in México. That, combined with breathtaking views of Oaxaca City, will make it a very worthwhile visit. Highly recommend.

Thank Misterpepito
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site doesn't get much play, but it's well worth the time to stop and see. Be sure you hire a guide so they can point out all the highlights.

Thank dko9155
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kenyamagdaleno
March 15, 2018|
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Response from dickjoe | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I did'nt see any tour with only those two locations. But a good option is to hire a driver for the day. It works. And you have the possibilities of visiting other places. It is a affordable and efficient way of... More
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KateP3
January 16, 2018|
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Response from daddyogrande | Reviewed this property |
En la zona arqueológica? No.
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February 2, 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.
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