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Mitla, San Pablo Villa de Mitla
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Visit the ancient archaeological site of Mitla, the most notable relic of the Zapotec culture. Situated in the area that was inhabited by the Zapotec perhaps as early as 900 BCE, the site was a religious center and contains ruins from the 13th and 14th centuries. Take a guided tour of the ruins to learn about the ancient city’s rich history and cultural heritage. Admire the impressive structures, adorned with intricate stone mosaics and geometric designs, distinguishing them from other ruins in Mexico. Put Mitla on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our San Pablo Villa de Mitla trip itinerary planner.
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  • Mitla is a very peculiar archaeological, of those that you won't find elsewhere in the world. In addition to its historical importance, it is incredible to see the advanced architecture and engineering of prehistoric peoples. Also the contrast that create the ruins next to the Church and the mountains is beautiful. Recommend go with guide so you explain in detail and going out you can go to the Hall and crafts to buy a snow of nanche (tropical fruit) or typical tamalitos.
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  • Mitla is a Zapotec city with influences of the Mixtecs. The oldest buildings are dated 200 p. Chr. You will find pre-Columbian buildings until the arriving of the Spanish conquistadors in 1520. While ...  more »
  • Not the most impressive site in our tour of Mexico but a good way point as we journeyed from Oaxaca and Monte Alban to visit the Grijalva River and Sumidero Canyon. A bit different from some of the ot...  more »