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Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

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Address: Gurrion at Alcala | Plaza Santa Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 951 516 2991
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If you only have time for one place this is it !

How many reasons do you need to visit this place ? Let me count the ways. Almost a reason to visit is the old and beautiful restored Dominican monastery with beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

How many reasons do you need to visit this place ? Let me count the ways. Almost a reason to visit is the old and beautiful restored Dominican monastery with beautiful architectural details, a well-stocked bold library original murals and chapels and overlooking the botanic garden. The contents in themselves are also exceptional and are rightly a source of pride... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The building housing the museum dates back to the Spanish conquest of Mexico, Displays are focused in a series of rooms. The balcony's overlook the botanical gardens and we spent time overlooking them. On the ground floor was a photographic exhibition of difficult times in the area and conflicts between peasants and the well connected.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wow! It only costs about $4.00 US to get in, but you could spend all day here. The building is a restored church complex that houses literally thousands works of art and artifacts. The huge windows open to beautiful views of the mountains and of the botanical gardens next door.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent about 1.5 hours exploring this museum. Pretty well laid out, thought I did get lost a few times. Good variety. Inexpensive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll need several hours to do this magnificent building and collection justice. This is an important collection telling the story of Oaxaca and the region. Sadly, the only language represented on the signage is Spanish.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We almost missed it because we weren't sure if it's location. So glad we stopped looking at the cathedral to realize it's attached! Amazing museum with so much information, art, and culture represented. Not much in English so bring a book, or go to the shop first which is right by the entrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a top notch museum. Not only are they items the museum have fabulous, but teh display is superb and the building itself is worth seeing alone

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredibly impressive building and worth the admission just to walk through and admire the architecture. The museum collection Is a bonus. I would bump up to five if the signage were in additional languages, though unfortunately for me, it is only in Spanish.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I recently visited this Museum, and we were amazed at the beauty and amounts of exhibits to view. Unfortunately, the Museum was closing early to accommodate a large group of students, so we did not spend as much time there as I feel is necessary. If your schedule allows, I recommend taking a full day to tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic historic building houses Oaxacan cultural history - spacious, cool, light, and everything is clearly labeled. We spent most of our time in the exhibit of Pasion Sobre Papel by Leopoldo Mendez - 100's of framed lithographs, sketches, posters, and more, spanning the 1930's to the 1960's. We need to return in order to view more of the permanent collection.

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