French Language Tours Of Oaxaca Ruins Sites, French and Spanish Language Tours, Oaxaca Mexico
The archaeological ruin site of Mitla, with buildings unique in Mexico, shows the influence of 10th century AD Mixtec art on the resident Zapotec culture
Dainzu Archaeological ruin site south of Oaxaca city
In culturally rich Oaxaca archaeological digs continue and new artifacts enter the Oaxaca Cultural Museum in the city
San Jose Mogote Ruin Site and Museum
Oaxaca Archaeological Ruin Site Monte Alban
A tour group[ visits Monte Alban a ruin built on a mountaintop at 1300 feet. Monte Alban ruled the Oaxaca Valley for 1200 years
From 1500 BC to 1519 AD, technologically advanced indigenous cultures in Oaxaca built monumental cities of stone, reaching an apex in artistic achievement at around 800 AD and then becoming resurgent in 1200. The Spanish conquerers and colonists built their churches over the existing indigenous temples using the already quarried rock for building material. This one below at Teotitlan del Valle is built over an 8th Century Zapotec temple.
Oaxaca City has many ruin sites within a few miles of the city. Theses major 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. Teotitlan del Valle has a small museum of artifacts and village life and history but the temple site is now 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.
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
Tomb at Zaachila Ruin Site
Oaxaca City was the Zapotec Culture and as within a few miles of the city.
These major archaeological sites had building stages that spanned 1200 BC to 1519 AD.
Eight are open to the public and can be reached by car, taxi, or public bus.
Secretaria de Tourismo
From the Zocalo go north to the Llano Park and the theater building at 703, the office is on the right side of the building.
Oaxaca Ruin Sites within one hours drive from City of Oaxaca
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Tours Of Oaxaca Ruins sites are available In the French and Spanish Language with an archaeologist. Oaxaca Mexico ruins sites are many and varied and span 2000 years of building stages. The stone cities of Oaxaca show several architectural styles.
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