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. Plan to visit Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca during your Oaxaca vacation using our convenient Oaxaca trip site .
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  • It is an extraordinary Museum of the Mixtec and Zapotec cultures of Oaxaca. The Museum is extraordinary, outstanding objects, its unique location: is part of the Santo Domingo complex, along with the Temple of Santo Domingo and Ethnobotanical garden. If I were visiting and had to choose a single place to visit, it would be this the selected.
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  • One of the museums most large and full of mexico.muchas rooms which comprise the history of oaxaca .the Interior and beautiful gardens. MUST VISIT IT!
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  • Initially I thought that me a brief visit to the Museum, but it turned out that the exposure is huge. First of all to see the exhibition, containing exhibits from the tombs. The higher you go, the we come to exhibitions of younger and younger. In addition, with balconies overlooking the surrounding garden and on the nearby square. Especially I recommend at sunset.
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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

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