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Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

Gurrion at Alcala | Plaza Santa Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico
+52 951 516 2991
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Gurrion at Alcala | Plaza Santa Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico
+52 951 516 2991
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not go there with great expectations. It is just a small museum. All the informations are spanish, so it might be a good idea using dictionary or translater.

Thank ilayda d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is part of Templo Santo Domingo. I highly recommend seeing it. There are so many interesting pieces to look at and wonder about times gone by. Also the building is quite beautiful as are the vistas from the grand arched windows. The ethnobotanical...More

Thank Ceslie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in the history of Oaxaca and Mexico, this museum is worth a few hours. Descriptions are in Spanish. The displays are interesting and the building is beautiful.

Thank SDRJvoy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really great collection of pre hispanic artifacts displayed in a historic building next door to the Santo Domingo church. One of the highlights is the collection of jewellry found in a tomb at Monte Alban

Thank paulpnd
Reviewed 16 August 2017

this museum is great is the perfect place to understand Zapotec culture the pieces are in perfect shape and the guide explanation is a must

Thank Jackordaz
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

the botanic garden and the mountain far which you can see from the second floor was amazing. i really love there. furthermore uf you have a stuent card, it will be free. dont forget it.

Thank Eunmee J
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

From the outside, seems like a small museum. Once inside, it's packed full of exhibits and views of the botanical gardens. Only had an hour, should have allowed for more time. So many artifacts and paintings that we could have spent all day. Security is...More

Thank Jean K
Reviewed 31 July 2017

The museum was amazing--more exhibits than we could manage in a day, many from Monte Alban. The explanations were all in Spanish--I didn't check to see if there were English audio guides. The building itself was worth a look and there is a cactus guardian...More

Thank istanbulgibbs
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Great history, museum quite large and many artifacts. Worth the time to go through it, allow several hours.

Thank Janette C
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

This museum, and the building it is in, are amazing. To think humans were well organized and developed before the Church came in is amazing! This is a great example of the prehispanic culture and the monuments and momentos they left behind. Worth the time...More

Thank Stephen B
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Response from ginnyzz | Reviewed this property |
Tourist from Massachusetts, longtime student and admirer of Latin American history and cultures
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18 August 2015|
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Response from HappyTummys | Reviewed this property |
I would say it depends on the level of service or services you seek....High end does not always mean a better service but it almost always means better skin products etc. Any time around the Day of the Dead I would say it... More