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Mitla, San Pablo Villa de Mitla

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Ruin Historic Site
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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  • The ruins of Mitla are almost hidden at the top of the small town. Mitla has developed into a sprawl of roads, each with their own charm as people sell and brew Mezcal and other wares from colourful a...  more »
  • It is a site that contains unusually decorated murals, with elaborate stone carvings with geometric designs. It contains some interesting decorated rooms and an underground tomb, which you can get int...  more »
  • This archeological site of religious ruins of Zapotecs is the 2nd most important find in Oaxaca after city of Monte Alban. You can see interesting mosaics of geometrical designs on walls & facades.  more »
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  • Worth checking out on the way to hierve el agua, but not as impressive as most other ruins in Mexico.
  • The only place worth visiting here. The rooms are beautiful and well preserved, the detail on the walls is beautiful. No two decorations are alike! Also really enjoyed the plant life, especially the cactuses used as fences!
  • It's extremely average. Would not recommend
  • Smaller than Monte Alban but really impressing
  • Its ok but after monte alban or palenque u expect more ;) good when u drive by.