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Mitla and Monte Alban Combo Tour from Oaxaca
"At 10am you’ll be picked up at your hotel and driven by comfortable air-conditioned coach to the archeological ruins of Mitla a religious center whose construction began in 850. While touring the site with your informative guide hear about the Zapotecs who developed a hierarchical society governed by kings and remained relatively isolated until Spanish conquest in the early 1500s. Admire the intricate mosaics of the colonial Church of San Pablo built by the Spanish in the 16th century.Your guide will bring your attention to the architectural harmony of Mitla’s buildings and proportional courtyards. Study the elaborate design of the fretwork and geometric patterns that decorate tombs panels
From $72.00
 
Monte Alban Day Trip from Oaxaca
"Monte Alban whose name means ‘White Mountain’ is located on a vast mountaintop expanse with spectacular 360-degree views of the city and surrounding Oaxaca Valley. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with Oaxaca City the pre-Columbian archeological site is considered the most magnificent of the region’s ancient ruins. Upon pickup from your hotel at 10am travel by comfortable coach to the site located approximately 20 minutes away. You’ll explore the immense and well-preserved complex on foot as you tour the grounds with your knowledgeable guide. Visit pyramids
From $36.00
 
"Monte Alban
"Monte Alban Arrazola Coyotepec and Cuilapam Full-Day Tour from Oaxaca""Upon pickup from your hotel at 10am travel by comfortable coach to Monte Alban located approximately 20 minutes from Oaxaca. Translated as ‘White Mountain
From $51.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Monte Albán

Textiles

The Aztec warriors who opposed the conquistadors as they invaded central Mexico wore armor incorporating cotton padding. Of course, this padding may have been effective against the primitive weapons...
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MD2nd
May 28, 2013

Get off the beaten path

When in Monte Alban, go exploring off the path. The great thing about visiting Mexican archeological sites is that almost anything goes! I mean, they do have ropes for places where they don't want you...
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shdw100
Jun 26, 2003

Great vegetation

When we arrived at Monte Alban, we started by walking around the site in order to arrive behind the Northern platform, like this we did see a part of the typical vegetation of this area.We did also...
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filipdebont
May 30, 2003

Beautiful flowers

Our guide Rolando could not only tell us interesting information on this site, but was also a real nature lover.Like this, he pointed us some beautiful flowers which were growing in between the ruins...
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filipdebont
May 30, 2003

Colours

Thanks to Rolando, our Zapotec guide, we did see a lot of plants; also on certain herbs he explained how these herbs were used by the locals to heal some diseases
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filipdebont
May 30, 2003
 
 
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Things to Do Near Monte Albán

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Monte Alban

Monte Alban is situated above Oaxaca on a mountain and used to be the center of the Zapotec civilisation that flourished for almost 4000 years, having their peak at around 1500 years ago. The ruins...
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Jardin Etnobotanico

Visits only with guide spanish monday to saturday 10,12,17 hours takes 1 hour 50 pesos free for nationales english tuesday thursday saturday 11 am 100 pesos. when i was taking notes lot of people came...
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Tree of Tule

El Tule's ancient ahuehuete (water cypress) tree is reputed to have the largest girth of any tree on earth. It may be, it may not - one thing is for sure - it is one big tree: 58 metres around -...
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Mitla

The ruins are the main reason people come to the village of San Pablo de Villa de Mitla. If you come on an organized tour , you probably won't have a lot of time to look around more than the section...
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Top 5 Monte Albán Writers

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"Monte-Alban"
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"Monte Alban"
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"Monte Alban"
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"In times of deep grief and mourning"
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"Monte Alban"
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