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Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, Oaxaca

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Find an important local museum, housed in the former monastery buildings of a large church, at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca. With rooms dedicated to pre-Hispanic times, the colonial era, the independence era, the present, and the old baroque church itself, the museum covers a broad range of cultures. Detailing the history, traditions, and ways of life of different cultures throughout history, the museum explores the similarities and differences between different social groups, whether they lived concurrently or were divided by centuries. Don't miss the chance to see the contents of an ancient Mixtec tomb, including the jewels, gold, and precious stones that were buried with a king and his sacrificed servants. Arrange to visit Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca and other attractions in Oaxaca using our Oaxaca vacation planner.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • The artwork, the pieces and the views from the monastery were spectacular. I could not believe what was hidden behind those doors.  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • There is so much rich history in this museum. It's absolutely beautiful. I wish there were more tours available throughout the day. I recommend taking a tour so you can get the full effect.
  • The museum has a lot of history to offer, still has some contemporary features once in a while. The curator ship is nice and the place is well taken care off. They offer several discounts depending on the day, specially if you are Mexican.
  • I consider this a part of the church. However, I guess they are two separate entities. Hire a tour guide. It's helpful, and then you can wander. Our guide charged 300 pesos. Talked with us for an hour. Beautiful building. Lots to see.
  • Really nice building and interesting exhibition about mexican cultures and history. Note: everything is in Spanish.
  • It has a lot of stuff in there and is huge. So be prepared