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So much going on at this site - a beautiful,activity used church - and stunning ancient ruins. The perfect example of how the history Mexico.
Once you pay the low admission price, you enter a small museum with some pottery and a skeleton. It’s a...More
This is a very small site, but oh so beautiful. The quality of the stonework is outstanding. The design is something to behold. Getting into the tombs takes a little effort. The on-site guide provided by the tour was very thorough. He disappeared before I...More
The ruins at Mitla are unique and different from other sites in Mexico. Mitla is just over an hour drive from Oaxaca. A small site but the designs are unique and some of the site has been restored giving a better feel of what things...More
Mitla was very important religiously to the Zapotec, and they made many impressive mortar-less mosaics, none of which have patterns that are repeated exactly - unique in Mexico. You can see the remains of ruins which were covered with a Christian church and the Columns...More
As the religious center for the Mixtec (so more or less after Monte Alban fell until the Spanish arrived), it has a few well preserved building with interesting stone inscriptions. Well worth the hour trip from Oaxaca.
The town itself is very nice- some good shops and well painted. The site is quite popular and the best part of it was that one building had survived with stone detail on the buildings truly intact- so you can really see what these buildings...More
The ruins at Mitla are a must-see if you're interested in understanding the artwork of the Zapotec peoples. Many of today's Zapotec weavings are based upon the artwork you'll see in Mitla.
It's a very relaxing and peaceful environment. BUT... do yourself a favor and...More
These ruins are not as massive as the ones at Monte Alban, but they contain unique stone mosaics that are incredible. Many Oaxacan rugs have copied the Zapotec mosaic patterns seen at these ruins. It takes about an hour to visit these ruins, and they...More