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Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

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Address: Gurrion at Alcala | Plaza Santa Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico
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+52 951 516 2991
10:00 - 18:15
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Great place to see artifacts from all periods from Oaxaca

Very interesting museum just next to the Santa Domingo church. It's housed in a former monestery which provides great architecture as well as views of the botanic gardens. All... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
dayton, ohio
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dayton, ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting museum just next to the Santa Domingo church. It's housed in a former monestery which provides great architecture as well as views of the botanic gardens. All signage is in Spanish so reading about some of the exhibits was very trying. I did have some success using the camera function in the google translate app. Some translations were... More 

Thank buckeye-dude
Abingdon, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The experience here will be best for those who read Spanish. This is a a wonderful collection of cultural artifacts.

Thank SWVirginian
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you wish to see the largest collection of artifacts from Monte Alban then go to the museum . I think any city the museum is essential , the building here is the old monastery and is majestic and has amazing views of the local area.

Thank Jenni D
Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is amazing... you need to also see the tomb treasures. The views are really good, and plenty of photo opps.

Thank DavidHG
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was worth it just for the space itself. Each room contains a different exhibit. Everything is in Spanish but I can understand some so managed to get by.

Granada, Nicaragua
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was okay, not great, and the lightening and signage is lacking in many places. However, the architecture of the building, a former convent, is beautiful and well worth the price of admission. Also, there are great views from various balconies of the botanical garden, the church next door, and city streets.

Thank Tracy G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice building and interesting exhibition about mexican cultures and history. Note: everything is in Spanish.

Thank Tobias D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent quite a few hours here exploring the convent and the various exhibitions. The information was all in Spanish but we still managed to understand enough to get a lot out of our visit. The glimpses of the mountains and gardens from the windows of the convent are spectacular. It would have been great if there were portable audio... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not much of a museum person but I was cruising the city and figured I'd stop in. I am learning Spanish but I am definitely not fluent and all of the exhibits were in Spanish. I could understand the basics and piece it all together but it was very exhausting! Some of the collections from the tombs are really... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is massive, I loved walking around and enjoying the architecture and the scale of the rooms and courtyards. When I dipped into the rooms, I found a whole hallway of artifacts from nearby Monte Alban, which I'd visited the day before, so that was a real treat. Another hallway revealed more colonial exhibits and there was an unexpectedly... More 

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