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Skip the Line: Monte Alban Entrance Ticket
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Skip the Line: Monte Alban Entrance Ticket
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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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Oaxaca, Mexico
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This is an amazing attraction and it's just a short distance from downtown Oaxaca. Having a guide is a great idea as the complex is huge. Be prepared to walk and climb to fully experience Monte Alban. Comfortable shoes, hats, sunscreen are a must. Vendors...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MissMem
Reviewed yesterday

Monte Alban is considered one of the top three or four archeological sites in Mesoamerica. If you are in the city for only two or three days it is a must see attraction. The cost is reasonable and there are often free-lance guides at the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TLCNate
Reviewed 4 days ago

This ruines is huge and very old, some parts as old as 100 BC. You must have the ability to climb some very big steps. You will definitely get your exercise here. The views are beautiful of the valley below. It is only about a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kimberly R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spectacular experience which surpassed all my expectations! Don’t miss this. We caught the local bus from outside Riviera Hotel in town for 58 pesos each return. Such an incredible sight and one I’ll never forget!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stephy777
Reviewed 5 days ago

A spectacular pre hispanic site. A glimpse in the distant past with a remarkably sophisticated social story. Very close to the city of Oaxaca. Beautifully restored. A grand situation -- top of a hill views all round of the central valley and the Sierras beyond....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank n s
Reviewed 5 days ago

Incredible place. We caught a bus there which was easy enough and cost very little, guides are at the top if you want one. Take water and perhaps even a picnic. Allow two hours here to just wander around.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MrandMrsNomad
Reviewed 5 days ago

A civilization with such interesting history, build up on top of this mountain with amazing 360 degree views. A most visit and explore.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank juliogrupo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Monte Alban is an interesting archeological ruins site to explore, located about a half hour drive from Oaxaca City. The ruins are situated on a flat area on top of a mountain, which was leveled off by the ancient Mayans to build these structures. So...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BrittanyAdventures
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place! It is up on a mountaintop with a fantastic view. Monte Alban has so much history and artifacts that you can stay here for a few hours.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Neomi M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazingly preserved site, a short and cheap bus ride away from the Centro of Oaxaca. We visited on a gloriously sunny November day - bring your hat and sunscreen! Many guides available at the entrance. The views of the surrounding valleys are unparalleled, which I'm...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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santismommy
27 October 2018|
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Response from Suz2010 | Reviewed this property |
We found English speaking guides on-site. I suppose they could all be out with others when you arrive, but we had no problem, and the man’s English was quite good.
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macbratt
26 August 2018|
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Response from Piotr M | Reviewed this property |
To be honest I do not know, but you drive through it, so it is always possible to stop and admire the view and enjoy your time, good luck
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kenyamagdaleno
15 March 2018|
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Response from Pukabill69 | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are several tour groups that will take you to both places. Check with the larger ones along the Acala ( the walking street)
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