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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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Great little town

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... read more

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Salento, Colombia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Swi89
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank John P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

This Zapotec archeological site, more recent than Monte Alban, is absolutely gorgeous. The stone work is breathtaking, and it is hard to belive that it is 90 to 95% original (apparently only 5% have been reconstructed). The easiest way to visit this place is as part of a day tour that also do the other nearby tourist sites.

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 553 helpful votes
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.

Thank RoyL65
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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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Mitla archeological site is a wonderful compliment to Mount Albion. This site can easily be explored in an hour or two and is about 30 minutes outside of Oaxaca. What is remarkable is not the size of site or buildings but the delicate and intricate brick work. Amazingly these are not reconstructions. Makes you wonder what other marvels lie... More 

Thank Kristin B
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

All of the artifacts found here have been removed, and so what you see is just the archaeological remains. Some background reading might help in appreciating what there is to see.

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