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Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

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Address: Gurrion at Alcala | Plaza Santa Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Nice museum

A beautiful building next to the cathedral. Some very nice displays of the pre-hispanic artifacts. The treasures from Monte Alban are stunning. It would have been do nice if... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Golden, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A beautiful building next to the cathedral. Some very nice displays of the pre-hispanic artifacts. The treasures from Monte Alban are stunning. It would have been do nice if there were some signs in English to make the presentation more inclusive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very interesting and substantial display of ancient Mayan atefacts Quite amazing to see how skilled the Mayans were.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum was interesting and is part of a larger, beautiful building complex. The signs were only in Spanish -- which will be frustrating for Anglophone visitors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful building and contains a lot of important artifacts. I highly recommend hiring one of the guides (they hang out outside the entrance) for 300 pesos for an hour. Otherwise, I wouldn't have gained nearly as much information since all of the signs are in Spanish.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a phenominal use of monastery buildings adjoining the Templo de Santo Domingo. It is worth visiting this regional museum just to see the monastery. This museum houses a cultural history from the region and importantly houses artifacts from Mount Alban tomb, including detailed gold jewellery. Also provides bird-eye view of botantical garden. The only challenge is there is no... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great use of the building to use for these exhibits and well worth a look. There was only one piece of information in English which was a rather amusing documentary/drama on a screen in one of the galleries about excavating some of the finds from Monte Alban. Otherwise all other information is in Spanish but you can of course still... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic displays in the permanent collection, as well as a couple of temporary exhibits, all housed in impressive, historic surroundings and gardens. Leave yourself at least 2-3 hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This ex-convent is a spectacular structure, beautifully restored to its magnificence. Inside, there is an exhaustive and exhausting 14 hall exhibition of 3,000 years of Oaxacan history, including unbelieveable treasures from Monte Alban - and I mean treasures! On the first floor there was a very interesting temporary exhibit on a Oaxacan graphic artist of the twentieth century. The museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another fantastic Mexican museum well worth the visit. Not only are the exhibits great but the ambience of the old building and the outlook onto the botanical gardens is worth the visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a great museum and would've been better had we bought the book that goes with it. I thought there would be headphones but there weren't any I highly recommend this museum

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