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Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

Gurrion at Alcala | Plaza Santa Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico
+52 951 516 2991
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Gurrion at Alcala | Plaza Santa Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico
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"audio guide"
in 24 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 37 reviews
"great museum"
in 32 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 28 reviews
"spanish conquest"
in 12 reviews
"huge museum"
in 7 reviews
"former convent"
in 18 reviews
"colonial period"
in 8 reviews
"santo domingo church"
in 25 reviews
"museum houses"
in 6 reviews
"ethnobotanical garden"
in 19 reviews
"rich history"
in 6 reviews
"pre columbian"
in 14 reviews
"on display"
in 16 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 19 reviews
"couple of hours"
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"few hours"
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

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Reviewed 5 days ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Immy l
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You'll probably walk by so you might as well take ten minutes to review it. Art changes but we had several paintings to see.

Thank McBubby
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Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

All around Oaxacan history. Great exhibits/ in Spanish only. They have some great pre-Hispanic pieces. Ceramics, jewels, carvings. Must check-in bags. Photos are permitted, NO flash. 3 levels. Toilets are on the 3rd level.

Thank zantb003
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

Huge and beautiful museum. A couple of cons: the museum may be too big and spread apart. There are no maps, and the lay out didn't make sense to me. It may be too big. Also, everything is only in Spanish if that matters to...More

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Reviewed June 3, 2018

This is a very well organized museum. All of the displays are in Spanish so you will need to be comfortable with that or have a translator/guide. Even if all you did was stare out the windows and walk the halls though it would be...More

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Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

Just a wonderful place to learn, explore and relax in the city. Great photo opportunities as well. Something for everyone. Nearby restaurant's, shopping, and people watching.

Thank traum1l
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franciefuhrel
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
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gratitude506
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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el C
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 +/-
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