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Monte Alban Zapotec Ruins Tour

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We visited Monte Alban and hired an "English speaking" guide at the entrance. His English was better than our Spanish or Zapotec, but was still not sufficient for easy... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2013
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Riihimaki, Finland
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

This tour is absolutely worth doing. Make the tour as early in the morning as possible. Protect yourself against the sunshine. Try to get a good guide. Ask someone from the museum after the entrance. Enjoy your stay here!

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Reviewed 26 February 2013 via mobile

We visited Monte Alban and hired an "English speaking" guide at the entrance. His English was better than our Spanish or Zapotec, but was still not sufficient for easy communication. He did not have current information and was unable/unwilling to answer any questions. We overheard another guide sharing very interesting facts and describing the spaces we were seeing in a... More 

1 Thank Maerenson
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Reviewed 13 January 2013

I am not sure how to start explaining the “fatal attraction” I felt when first time found myself at Monte Albán – it was like love on first sight! The construction of this city in the sky was based on a delicate architectural design, always looking for perfection. Familiarity with the Zapotec civilization did not prevent the awe and surprise... More 

4 Thank PantaOz
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

Old ruins of Zapotecas ceremony place with square for 80 000 people. Are situated near town Oaxaca, but 500 m higher, total altitude is more then 2000 m. First place in Mexico where archeologist found gold artefacts in local tombs. You can see it in Oaxaca museum.

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