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Monte Alban

Oaxaca, Mexico
+52 951 516 1215
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The ruins of this ancient Zapotec capital make up one of the most important archaeological sites in all of Latin America.
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  • Average2%
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Oaxaca, Mexico
+52 951 516 1215
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I took the bus collectivo to Monte Alban and walked around myself. All info in English and Spanish. Super peaceful and green. Definitely worth a visit

Thank jokeff
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a very spectacular visit as we got there at 8:00 a.m. there were no other people but us, the site looked just perfect. No need to photoshop people.

Thank laranaflaca
Reviewed 5 days ago

We hired a driver from town through our hotel and left around 9:15 to arrive at 9:45am. The site was pretty empty when we arrived and it's stunning. If nothing else, the view is spectacular from the higher ruins. You can't really go inside any...More

Thank tkl112
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a must when in Oaxaca, the whole setup is mystical and makes you think and wonder. Very easy to get there and we had a cloudy day so the sun was not an issue. We took a short tour cause my children are...More

Thank GuillermoJasso
Reviewed 5 days ago

Took the $50 peso round trip van from the riviera hotel to the site and had a great time. There weren't many people at all and it was quiet and peaceful. Great to get out of the hectic atmosphere and car exhaust-filled city.

Thank elijah c
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit with lots of things to see.. is very big and has great ruins that u can explore.. also entrance is cheap.. if u can get a guided tour so they can explain the ruins is worth it.. also...More

Thank luigi0077
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was here about 14 years ago and this place still inspires me !!! It was a cool breezy July morning when we ascended this ancient site. The place is much cooler and more refreshing than Uxmal, Kabah, or even Chichen Itza, (which are all...More

Thank joedigrazia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a must to visit Monte Albán! Ask for directions on how to get there on your own ; a tour is not needed for this visit . It's only a 30 minute bus ride from Oaxaca City. The hostel /hotel owners should. D able...More

Thank Rocio J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not as grand and magnificent as those Mayan ruins on the Gulf Coast or in Guatemala, but this site is very manageable. Get there early in the morning. They have parking for your car, but the area fills up fast. Go during a week day...More

Thank CorvallisCowboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting other archaelogical sites in Mexico, I wasn't sure how Monte Alban would stack up, It was great. The planetarium/observatory was interesting. There was a well preserved ball court, too. We also visited Tomb 7. Some of the treasures from this tomb are housed...More

Thank Lisa T
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2 February 2017|
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Response from Friendlyadvisor2 | Reviewed this property |
Your wife could walk to the centre square (about 600m up hill), into the main courtyard. From there you could see most of the site.
7 October 2016|
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Response from Michele D | Reviewed this property |
Your question was directed to the wrong person. Hope you found an answer and had a great experience!
23 May 2016|
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Response from Cuatrodivas | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you will have a problem. Talk to your hotel and I am sure they can make arrangements for you.