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The Zapotecs inhabited this ancient city after they were forced out of Monte Alban.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The tour guide did a good job of explaining about how kings, queens and priests who were terminal came to die. He explained about the medications and living conditions. He talked about the designs of the carved stone. I speak some Spanish so it was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kimberly R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mitla is a small ancient ruins site located in the town of the same name, outside of Oaxaca City. These ruins were one of the stops along the tour that I took which was a full-day featuring the Arbol del Tule, a mezcal factory, rug...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BrittanyAdventures
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

One of the three important archeological sites that are recommended in the Oaxaca City area. We visited on a Sunday morning, before the crowds. Very nice to walk through the site. The Spanish built their Church on the site, using materials from the temple. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank applegirl57
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Located about 50 minutes outside of Oaxaca city, we arrived in a private taxi we hired for the day. The site is small, easy to walk and beautifully preserved. This place is unique because there are so many bas-relief patterned walls. There are a couple...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank OBD2142
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Mitla is connected to the Capital City of Oaxaca by a good and safe road, it takes about an hour to get there. The site is rich in prehispanic architecture of the Zapotec and Mixtec cultures. I has five palaces with impressive large cenral patios...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roberto113
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Is a Well conserved arqueological site, the place is clean and organized. The staff is nice and friendly Here is the cheapest place to buy handicrafts, in oaxacas Downton is more expensive Bring your student/teacher/+65 ID Card

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 602libertadv
Reviewed 8 September 2018

These ruins are spread throughout the town. They include some good parches of original colour and tombs that you can enter.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MCook18
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

I was last here in 1972. It hasn’t lost its fascination to me! Zapotec/Mixtec dating from around 800 AD. Very unique decoration.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JD R
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The guide was wonderful. So proud of his culture and ancestors. The place is full of relics from the past. Oaxacans are like this

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Victoria Q
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Mitlá used to be the centre of Zapotec culture. The archaic indigenous ruins are 44km from Oaxaca de Juárez...once the site of an indigenous religious settlement for the Zapotec people (at one point this site was also under Mixtec control). The core of the buildings,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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