Oaxaca Valley, Ruin Sites, Oaxaca, Mexico
Excavations continue in Oaxaca bringing many artifacts for display at the Santo Domingo Cultural Center and Museum in the center of Oaxaca City.
Active archaeological digs continue in Oaxaca
For more than two thousand years, advanced Zapotec and Mixtec cultures built stone cities in the hills and valleys near Oaxaca City.
Oaxaca Archaeological Sites
Oaxaca sites are within 30 miles
of Oaxaca City, reached by taxi and public bus
Oaxaca city preserves its colonial heritage and the many Spanish built churches while at the same time continuing to investigate the pre-Hispanic cultures that built stone cities throughout the valleys and mountains.
Oaxaca City has many ruin sites within a few miles of the city. Theses major archaeological sites with building stages that span 1200 BC to 1519 AD are open to the public and can be reached 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.
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.
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.
Oaxaca 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. Two museums in the city display artifacts, the Santo Domingo Cultural Center and the Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-hispanic Art
Oaxaca Ruin Sites within one hours drive from City of Oaxaca
Oaxaca Archaeological sites yield artifacts that are displayed in the Santo Domingo Cultural Center in Oaxaca City
Oaxaca Valley, Ruin Sites, Oaxaca, Mexico are
closely grouped near the city of Oaxaca within 40 miles of the preserved colonial city in South Central Mexico.