Monte Alban Archaeological Site, Hours,
Monte Alban Archaeological Ruin Site is open seven days from 9:00 am to5:00 pm. Reach Monte Alban by bus , taxi, tour, private vehicle, biking, or hiking,
Monte Alban Bus Transportation
A tour bus serves trips to Monte Alban from Mina Street (Calle Mina) near the Hotel Rivera del Angel.The bus fare is 50 pesos. for the round trip. Entrance fee to Monte Alban Archaeological site is 59 Pesos. Cameras are alowed without tripod. Video will cost extra.
Monte Alban Is free to Mexican Nationals on Sunday
Monte Alban Touring
Monte Alban is a huge archaeological site that could take three hours to tour if you include a museum visit. Guides are available at the entrance or you can self guide. Explanitory signs are in place in Spanish, English, and Zapotec. Open 9:00 am to5:00 pm, seven days
Monte Alban Sightseeing
Monte Alban is a hilly site in places and being at altitude can be difficult for some. The Zapotec builders used a mountaintop 1,300 feet above the River Atoyac and the alluvial Oaxacan Valley to carve out a ritual center complete with pyramidal stone platforms. You can climb several of these structures to get a great view of the flattened peak and broad level plaza. Bright sun and mountain elevations deserve noting.
Stone platforms run the length of the quarter mile plaza and buildings line the eastern and western edges. Two of the five ballcourts are excavated and stabilized.
Handicap Access, Monte Alban Archaeological site offers an elevator for handicap access to part of the site near the ballcourt and a ranp to the main plaza
Monte Alban Hours
Monte Alban archaeological site is open from 9:00 am to
5:00 pm, seven days a week.
On sunday the admission is free to Mexican Nationals
There is one entrance gate at the visitors center and museum, a short walk up the hill from the parking lot.
Museum closed Monday
In 750-850 AD the people left Monte Alban
Monte Alban Ruin Site can be reached by hiking or biking the mountain road to 6,300 feet elevation
17* 20' 96* 59'
Autobuses Touristicos, Schedule and Price Updated 2014 Near Hotel Rivera del Angel Tel 516 6175l
Across from Hotel Rivera del Angel, Autobuses Touristicos runs a bus to the site making eight trips daily ( four blocks south, four blocks west of the Zocalo on Mina Street, Calle Mina)
Round trip bus $4.30 USD approximately. ((50 Pesos)
The last bus leaves the ruin around 5:00 PM
Monte Alban site open 9:00 am to5:00 pm
Entrance fee to the site 59 Pesos (pay at site)
Buses Depart: 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30,2:30, 3:30
Buses Return: 9,10,11,am, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00,400, 5:00 pm Reach the site by taxi 170 -250 Pesos.
Museum closed Mondays.
This standing stone at Monte Alban is positioned to show the movement of the sun and the day of zenith
Monte Alban Archaeological Site, Oaxaca, Mexico, Looking south
Five ballcourts have been found at Monte Alban, two excavated and stabilized.
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Monte Alban open seven days, museum closed monday