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Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

Closes in 13 min: 10:00 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
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All reviews audio guide botanical gardens great museum beautiful building former monastery spanish conquest huge museum santo domingo church ethnobotanical garden pre columbian on display worth a visit couple of hours few hours artifacts english history
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did most of afternoon walking in this museum. It is huge! There is room after room of artifacts from Oaxaca past. There are also beautiful views of the Ethnobotanical garden. Would be better if they had an English tour guide or some of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BJoyous
Reviewed 3 days ago

The building is worth the price of admission by itself. The exhibits are not extensive and there is a disappointing lack of explanatory material. Not sure how long it will be until they return, but several famous pieces, including the mosaic skull pictured, are out...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank buster2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

All kinds of treasures from Monte Alban as well as more recent historically interesting displays. A world class museum.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susan G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you think you're not in a museum mood, this building is so serenely gorgeous you will be glad you went. Whether you take the time to study the immense amount of history here or just wander through the huge, cool hallways to enjoy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Amy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see. Amazing pieces in there. The architecture is gorgeous, it is superb and the views of the botanical garden are amazing.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank TockShaa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is disappointing that there is nothing translated in English, but don’t let that deter you from visiting. The building is great, and the displays are still interesting even if you don’t know the history behind each piece. Views from the windows are amazing. Worth...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jamesfam1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First thing I love about this place is that it is situated in an former convent that now also holds botanical garden 👍🏻 The museum has really nice exposition that guides you throughout the history of Oaxaca and the Valley! Unfortunately at the time of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jelena942
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

an awesome museum that does a great job of documenting the early history of Oaxaca and the surrounding area. the building also has a lot of balconies that allow for excellent views of the surrounding church and city.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mkan20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cashier stiffed me for 100 pesos which really left a poor impression for me at this otherwise excellent museum. Also note that the information signs are Spanish only and there are no tour maps. The views of the adjacent garden (separate admission) are great.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely reconstruction of the old Dominican convent. Today it houses a large collection of artifacts related to Oaxaca’s history. It is quite large

Date of experience: December 2018
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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 +/-