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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” (29 reviews)
“amazing site” (22 reviews)
“gets hot” (16 reviews)
Oaxaca, Mexico
+52 951 516 1215
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I liked the greenery and openness. The signage is excellent. Nice to wander around and relax under the shade trees. Good museum and gift store.

Thank rena21
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see when you go to Oaxaca. The turn down is the incredible amount of vendors trying to sell souvenirs. Bring some snacks of eat before heading here there is no food stalls or restaurant in there.

Thank Izzy H
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is a must! Spend anytime you want at this awesome place. If you can come on week days to avoid a lot of people. Admire this zapotec magical place and get a tour to understand all the history of this complex.

Thank Hector9016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit - these ruins are more impressive than others we have visited in Coba and Tulum and are perched on top of a hill overlooking Oaxaca. I wouldn't recommend a guide as this can slow down your tour unless they are highly...More

Thank robso
Reviewed 6 days ago

this place is magical, amazing views and great explanation of the ruins, this place is a must while visiting Oaxaca

Thank Jackordaz
Reviewed 6 days ago

The site is immense. It was first settled about 2,000 years ago by Zapotec natives from valleys North and East of Monte Alban. I would suggest hiring a guide or reading a guide book regarding the site prior to visiting the site itself. The museum...More

1  Thank edwinn95
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Monte Alban has one of those amazing views that you must see while visiting Oaxaca. Simple one of the best places with a Oaxaqueña view. we walked all over the place and in fact It was very pleasant because the wind was just in the...More

Thank Matilda M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Is a must go if you are in Oaxaca city, is 20 mins drive from the centro, try to go early to avoid crowds and the heat. I takes at least a couple of hours to go through the ruins. Is a great outdoors activity...More

1  Thank Alex S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mt. Alban is an amazing place to visit! I have been there many times! Perhaps as many as 25 times. It is great exercise so wear walking shoes. My husband Tom and I have taken many groups there to Mt. Alban. Obviously, it is the...More

1  Thank hoganfam2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can feel the greatness of that ancient culture.... Zapotecos and Mixtecos were the founders of this wonderful city... do not forget to visit the site museum...

Thank sgmurillo13
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2 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.
7 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!
23 May 2016|
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Response from Cuatrodivas | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you will have a problem. Talk to your hotel and I am sure they can make arrangements for you.