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The Zapotecs inhabited this ancient city after they were forced out of...

The Zapotecs inhabited this ancient city after they were forced out of Monte Alban.

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Very unusual architecture and carved stone reliefs

It is a site that contains unusually decorated murals, with elaborate stone carvings with geometric designs. It contains some interesting decorated rooms and an underground tomb... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ruins of Mitla are almost hidden at the top of the small town. Mitla has developed into a sprawl of roads, each with their own charm as people sell and brew Mezcal and other wares from colourful and muralled shop fronts. Most people visiting the Hierve el Agua from Oaxaca will stop here to get on a collectivo, so... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a site that contains unusually decorated murals, with elaborate stone carvings with geometric designs. It contains some interesting decorated rooms and an underground tomb, which you can get into. There is a path that leads you around the site. Also, there is an interesting church built into the ruins, incorporating the carved stone.

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This archeological site of religious ruins of Zapotecs is the 2nd most important find in Oaxaca after city of Monte Alban. You can see interesting mosaics of geometrical designs on walls & facades.

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Salento, Colombia
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

I think this place has more importance of the locals since it is one of their most treasured archaeological sites. For a foreign visitor it was interesting to see but it wasn't impressive. It's a spiritual place and the history is interesting. Wouldn't go out of my way to get here but it's a nice stop on a day tour.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Pretty little town, old and lots of culture. We went to see an old lady who makes hand ground old fashioned corn tortillas over a clay stove top with Apple wood. Pretty Amazing and to find that most of the town still prefers to stand in line and purchase the old hand made tortillas instead of the newer machine made... More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2017

I was in Mitla 20 years ago and decided to go back the other week. The ruins are now a disappointment...poorly maintained, badly signposted, gradually becoming absorbed into Mitla town, which has urbanized horridly over the years. As I wandered in the searing heat around this heap of stones, loud pop music was blasting from a nearby building (yes, The... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Mitla " Place of dead" in náhuatl, It´s an interesting place, my family and I love to visit places like this..I mean the story behind...The main attraction of the archaeological site of Mitla is undoubtedly varied ornamentation of its buildings, achieved through frets that differs it from those of the rest of the country. There is a lot to explore...the... More 

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Miztec site that has so much more than at first appears,wind your way through the markets and you will find this place very interesting.My photographs show little as with a minor mobility problem I could not limb down into the tombs but guess many of you will be able too....check this place out.

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Skagway, Alaska
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Mirla is several things. Ancient Mixtec archaeology, plus a pretty cool little town. The market is amazing, go hungry! Make a day of it. In Oaxaca City, find a couple of friends and get your own taxi for the whole day. You can see El Tule, Teotian Del Valle, Mitla, AND, go on Mezcal tour of the many many mezcal... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Whilst it is a lovely site, so much more could be made of it. It has some great mosaics and gives you the ability to go underground into a tomb, so it is perhaps that it is not a site of grandeur that made it less impressive. There are however some nice information boards and it is worth visiting the... More 

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