Oaxaca Ruin Sites, Archaeological Sites, Oaxaca Mexico

Oaxaca Ruin Sites, Archaeological Sites in Oaxaca Mexico are within a short drive from Oaxaca City. Two Ruin sites have museums and two other museums in the city display  artifacts from the area ruin sites
Excavations continue in Oaxaca bringing many artifacts for display at the Santo Domingo Cultural Center and Museum in the center of Oaxaca City.
Oaxaca Museums display archaeological artifacts
Many classic-era tomb offerings come from digs in the nearby valleys and mountains and are displayed in the museum building, once a colonial convent
Active archaeological digs continue in Oaxaca
Programs to preserve Oaxaca's heritage protect the Spanish colonial buildings and sponsor archaeological investigation of the ancient cultures
Oaxaca Ruin Sites within one hours drive from City of Oaxaca
Building stages in the Oaxaca Valley span the years 1500 BC to 1519 AD.  Seven Sites near the city have been excavated and stabilized and are open to the public. All can be reached by car, taxi, or public bus.

Of this group Monte Alban and San Jose El Mogote have museums and can be reached easily by public transportation. Teotitlan del Valle has a small museum showing artifacts taken from a large temple that is still visible beneath a Spanish colonial-era church

Lambityeco can be reached by public bus or taxi/collectivo while Yagul, Dainzu, and  Huijazoo can be harder to reach by public transportation because of remote access roads .  (mile walk)
Tours to the ruins are available through agencies, or guides in Oaxaca City or the visitor can self guide using the well marked trails and explanatory plaques  done in the Zapotec language, in Spanish, and in English.  The recently developed site of Atzompa is near Monte Alban.

Oaxaca Valley Archaeological Sites

The Oaxacan Valley Archaeological Sites are many, with building stages that span 1200 BC to 1519 AD.  Seven sites are open to the public and can be reached from Oaxaca City by car, taxi, or public bus.

Of this group
Monte Alban, Mitla, and San Jose El Mogote have museums and can be reached easily by public transportation.

Archaeological Artifacts In Museums

In Oaxaca's Historic District two museums display ancient archaeological artifacts, the Santo Domingo Cultural Center and the Tamayo Museum of Ancient ArtOaxaca is a modern city with many fine hotels, some located in colonial buildings in the historic center of the city.
Gourmet dining, art galleries, theater, and musical concerts are available in Oaxaca's Historic District.

More Info
Tourist Information Center Secretaria de Tourismo
Tel.  951-516-0123
How to Get There
From the Zocalo go north to the Llano Park and the theatre building at 703, the office is on the right side of the building.
Oaxaca archaeological ruin sites in Oaxaca include Monte Alban where there is a museum
Oaxaca Ruin Sites include San Jose el Mogote Archaeological Site and Museum, a short drive from Oaxaca City.
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