Oaxaca Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Oaxaca - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Arquitos de Xochimilco

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

These stone arches were part of the 18th-century aqueducts that carried water into the city. Through many of the arches you'll find twisting...

Centro Academico y Cultural San Pablo

  • Educational Institution

The Ex-Convento San Pablo has been turned from dereliction into a stunning new cultural and academic center for the city of Oaxaca. Visitors...

Dainzú

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The most spectacular sights at Dainzú are the well-restored ball court and the Tumba del Jaguar (Tomb of the Jaguar), with the fearsome...

Lambityeco

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Lambityeco was built as the civilization of nearby Mitla was waning. The city flourished until AD 750, when it was abandoned. Many archaeologists...

Mitla

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Mitla, 46 km (27 miles) southeast of Oaxaca, expanded and grew in influence as Monte Albán declined. Like its predecessor, Mitla is...

Monte Albán

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The massive temples of Monte Albán, perched atop a mesa, make this one of the country's most spectacular archaeological sites. This...

Yagul

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The ruins at Yagul aren't as elaborate as those at Monte Albán or Mitla, but their position atop a hill makes them worth a visit. This...

Zaachila Zona Arqueológica

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Just behind the Temple de Santa María Natividad in Zaachila is the small Zona Arqueológica, with a pair of underground tombs that are...

Zona Arqueológica Bocana del Rio Copalita

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The recently excavated Copalita archeological site is just 10 minutes from Huatulco's sleek hotel zone (a MX$70 taxi ride from La Crucecita...

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