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Oaxaca Sights

Museo de las Culturas

  • Macedonio Alcalá at Adolfo Gurrión Map It
  • Centro Histórico
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 01/23/2015

Fodor's Review

This gorgeous museum is laid out in a series of galleries around the cloister of the labyrinthine Ex-Convento de Santo Domingo. On the ground floor are temporary exhibits and a collection of antique books. On the second floor you'll find rooms dedicated to Oaxacan music, medicine, indigenous languages, and pottery. More than a dozen other salons have been organized chronologically. Here you'll find such Monte Albán treasures as the stunning gold jewelry from Tomb 7. Signage is in Spanish only, but English-language audio tours are available. Several lovely second-floor balconies have views of the botanical garden. The on-site shop has a wonderful collection of books, including coffee-table volumes on the art and architecture of Oaxaca. There are also plenty of maps and travel guides.

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Plaza Santa Domingo, Macedonio Alcalá at Adolfo Gurrión, Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, 68000, Mexico

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Sight Details:

  • MX$59
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–8, last entrance at 6:15

Updated 01/23/2015


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