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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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  • The museum is a must after your visit to Monte Albán. Most of the artifacts come from the excavated tombs of the site and give you additional information on the refined culture of the pre-conquest ind...  more »
  • Great small museum located next to the cathedral. The murals and ceilings are beautiful and the displays varied and informative. Displays were located in small rooms formerly used by the church. No el...  more »
  • No doubt this is the most wonderful museum in Oaxaca, and one of the best in Mexico. Very in culture and history. Worth to visit. The only disappointment are the guards that make your visit discomfort...  more »
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  • An upper portico overlooking the garden is my favorite place in Cuidad Oaxaca, I think. Beautiful, peaceful. The museum itself is OK. I like its clear perspective on local history.
  • The best museum showcasing the history of Oaxaca. Plan on a three hour visit to complete all of the galas. Price is $65 pesos ($4 dollars) per person.
  • expect to stay for a few hours. Great museum.
  • Interesting exhibition, but there could be more information about the history, especially the ancient. The English audio guide helps but it's not a lot related to what you see.
  • A must see for all visitors to Oaxaca.