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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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 will have to leave everything you are carrying at the security entrance and they will store it for you, then you pick it up when your done, on the way out. They had no maps or brochures when we visited, you just walk through all the rooms at your own pace, and there are a lot of rooms. Enjoy
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
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 enjoy your memory of Oaxaca