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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
+52 951 516 2991
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Big museum with wonderful stuff. No English explanations so read up before hand or just enjoy looking. The building itself is also lovely. Same stop: visit the adjoining church and gardens. Eat lunch or dinner from street stands just outside or cafe de olla, or...More

Thank wordgirl2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was created for history buffs like me. It is huge with the history of Oaxaca from the beginning of the time when Zapotecs and other Indian tribes lived in this piece of Mexico! I was told by the guard downstairs that the exhibit...More

Thank Marta E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The artwork, the pieces and the views from the monastery were spectacular. I could not believe what was hidden behind those doors.

Thank ClareMax
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Adjacent to the Santo Domingo church, this old convent has been transformed into an anthropology museum, with a great variety of pieces on show and beautiful views on the back garden.

Thank v_ammeux
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I insisted to new friends touring Oaxaca that before going to Monte Alban, they had to visit the Museo's Tomb 7 room to yield details to the archeological site's vastness. They followed my advice, but complained to me that they were lost in the Museo's...More

Thank tomdeplata1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful museum, but notice that there is no written information in English when you walk around the museum.

Thank Stine P
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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...More

Thank buckeye-dude
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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

Thank SWVirginian
Reviewed 15 May 2017

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...More

Thank Jenni D
Reviewed 14 May 2017

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

Thank DavidHG
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where is your location and what is your focus?
10 April 2017|
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Response from ginnyzz | Reviewed this property |
Tourist from Massachusetts, longtime student and admirer of Latin American history and cultures
Anna P
Go to the Museo de las Culturas and a trip to the villages with the fantastic EnVia instead. Have a spa when you get home and experience wonderful Oaxaca.
17 August 2015|
Response from Perry M | Reviewed this property |
That is a statement, not a question .
Three ladies will be in Oaxaca from July 20-25. should they be making advance reservations for spa treatments?
23 June 2015|
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Response from HappyTummys | Reviewed this property |
I would say it depends on the level of service or services you seek....High end does not always mean a better service but it almost always means better skin products etc. Any time around the Day of the Dead I would say it... More