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Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

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All reviews botanical gardens audio guide great museum beautiful building former monastery spanish conquest huge museum colonial times santo domingo church dominican monastery ethnobotanical garden pre columbian on display worth a visit couple of hours cultural museum two hours
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Reviewed yesterday

Very large and important collection. The building is also beautiful and has a gorgeous view of the etnobotanical gardens. It really complements the visit to MonteAlban.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SolymarBQ
Reviewed yesterday

Fairly large museum set in a lovely ex-convento next to the cathedral. But the findings room of the artifacts from Monte Alban tomb (found in the 1930's) make one of the best museum rooms in the world. Feel free to skip the rest of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nathaniel B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is beautifully curated and laid out in such a way where you can't miss seeing most of the artifacts. Make sure you have time.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Susan B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Do not go to Monte Alban before you see this exhibit. If you do, you will not have the same awe and respect for the culture that created this ancient city that you will have if you see the artifacts from the 1930s expedition. There...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank couplessPS
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum houses an extraordinary collection of artifacts found in Tomb 7 at Monte Alban. The explanations are so enlightening -- I recommend it highly. If you're going to Monte Alban, definitely go here first.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank pamela f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What fantastic value for money and a comprehensive journey about Oaxaca history. A must. Somewhere that looks likely to be small but just keeps going on - in a good way.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank paulfreeman7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is beautiful. It has amazing architecture, it is impeccable and has an amazing exhibition. I didn't go down to the botanical garden but the views from all the windows were just breathtaking. Definitely with visiting the exhibition from tumb 7. It is a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MarcelaMinvielle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an incredible visual timeline from the first human inhabitants of Oaxaca valley to modern day all presented in the monastery where you can imagine life in the church during its hay day. It’s worth every peso and then some.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Wertreelovers1
Reviewed 1 week ago

A real gem of a museum, offering an overview of the history of the region from its first cultures to the present. Many wonderful items to view. When we were there, there was no English signage or audio-tour, so some Spanish is essential.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed walking through to see the displays of the artists. Was a positive break from the heat while learning more about the culture. Thought provoking.

Date of experience: March 2019
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franciefuhrel
19 June 2018|
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Response from jefferyp2017 | Reviewed this property |
If possible, as long you still have time, usually 24 to 48 hours (I'm sure that the cancellation time is in your fine print) before your scheduled time, you can usually cancel. Then just buy your tickets at the entrance, you... More
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gratitude506
18 March 2018|
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Response from DiningDiva619 | Reviewed this property |
Not to worry Katherine, the relics you bought are not old. They are most likely good reproductions. The old gentlemen inside Monte Alban are authorized to sell souvenirs to tourists. So set out those pottery heads and... More
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el C
9 January 2018|
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Response from DiningDiva619 | Reviewed this property |
Was there in December 2017 and we paid an admission. I don't remember exactly what we paid for admission. If I recall correctly, it was around $50 Pesos +/-
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