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Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

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All reviews audio guide botanical gardens great museum spanish conquest beautiful building huge museum former monastery santo domingo church museum houses ethnobotanical garden rich history pre columbian on display worth a visit couple of hours few hours artifacts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a spectacular museum, with some amazing and beautiful artifacts. It's a bit large to see in just one visit, however. It also has great views of the nearby botanic garden, and the immediate neighborhood. I'll be going back again this Fall!

Thank califcasl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Warning - the turquoise skull you see in the photos advertising the museum is currently in Mexico City so you will not see it at this museum. Otherwise, this museum is pretty good. The building itself is worth the wander. Lots of interesting archaeological items...More

Thank Aroha-viajera
Reviewed September 5, 2018

It is hard to see from the street, but this museum is very large and full of wonderful and fascinating art, culture, historical and anthropological exhibits. The museum building, with its own colorful history and open-air picture windows throughout, is an experience in itself. Leave...More

Thank Camille B
Reviewed August 14, 2018

So this museum is inside a beautiful former monastery that was later used by the military (until the 90s). Upstairs you can get beautiful views of the botanical gardens and Santo Domingo. Each tiny room upstairs is broken down into a theme. It was a...More

Thank alli_sun_t
Reviewed August 5, 2018

About 400 years ago (?), each of the room would have been quarters for the nuns. Now? Each room moves you along a chronological path from ancient one ancient tribe to the next: Zapotecs, to Mixtecs, to Spaniards, to Enlightenment Inspired Reformers--such as Benito Juarez....More

Thank Snailbite9
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Located in a beautiful building in a beautiful old part of town, adjacent to Sto Domingo Church. There are plenty of fascinating things to see here. I was wondering, “Did I see that in National Geographic?” The information displays are well thought out and balanced....More

Thank Tautog
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

The building is absolutely wort to be visited. But the collection is not really interisting when you don 't speak Spanish. In spite of that we spent 2 1/2 hour in the building. The sight out of some Windows into the botanic garden is very...More

Thank pboumeester
Reviewed July 5, 2018

This ambitious local museum is housed in a 300+ year old former convent, that still has the feel of its earlier days. The 30+ rooms of exhibits are described mostly in Spanish only, but enough is clear and visual, so this can be on your...More

Thank Arcee_CO
Reviewed June 26, 2018

I only wish that more of it was in English! The museum is lovely, housed in the old convent adjacent to the church. Sadly, the best pieces including the funerary mask in the photo above are on loan to Mexico City. Our guide told us...More

Thank CLT29
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Big and beautiful. We took a full 3 hours to visit every corner. However it was only in Spanish so bring your dictionary. Worth visiting.

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June 19, 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
March 18, 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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January 9, 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 +/-