We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Mexico
Phone Number:
514-1294
Website
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$35.99*
and up
Mitla and Santa Maria del Tule Sightseeing Tour from Oaxaca
More Info
US$50.00*
and up
El Tule Teotitlan Village and Mitla Ruins Tour from Oaxaca
More Info
US$71.98*
and up
Mitla and Monte Alban Combo Tour from Oaxaca

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 528 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Smal but well worth a detour

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 February 2017
RoyL65
,
Hayle, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

528 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 220: English reviews
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
601 reviews
232 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank MonkeysandWine
Hayle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1,058 reviews
549 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 546 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank RoyL65
Skagway, Alaska
Level Contributor
37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank driver888_12
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
187 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
Thank DaveC774
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
Thank Kristin B
Washington
Level Contributor
494 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank mrsirin
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

One of the most intact ancient sites I have seen in Mexico. The mosaics are very intricate and impressive. It's only small though and was included as part of a half day tour with two other stops. The whole thing was worth it.

Helpful?
Thank Liz E
Wurzburg, Germany
Level Contributor
310 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Mitla is a Zapotec city with influences of the Mixtecs. The oldest buildings are dated 200 p. Chr. You will find pre-Columbian buildings until the arriving of the Spanish conquistadors in 1520. While in the most mesoamerican cities the religious buildings are located in the middle, one beliefs that in Mitla you will find a Palace town, where even the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank ralfkrueger2211
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
250 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Not the most impressive site in our tour of Mexico but a good way point as we journeyed from Oaxaca and Monte Alban to visit the Grijalva River and Sumidero Canyon. A bit different from some of the other sites so very interesting but as others have said could do with an investment and some TLC.

Helpful?
Thank Ken P
Maplewood, New Jersey
Level Contributor
103 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Mitla is much younger than majestic Monte Alban and feels intimate in comparison. Artful stonework and artfully worked stone mosaics adorn the ruins. A Spanish church built from Mitla material site right next to site, adds an interesting contrast but is quite dull inside. Mitla site sits in middle of village, plenty of restaurant choices and souvenir shops. Mitla is... More 

Helpful?
Thank AstridGO

Travellers who viewed Mitla also viewed

Santa Maria del Tule, Oaxaca
 

Been to Mitla? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Mitla staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?