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Oaxaca City Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

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.

Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Macedonio Alcalá at Adolfo Gurrión
Oaxaca, Oaxaca  68000, Mexico

951-516–2991

www.inah.gob.mx

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: MX$59, Tues.–Sun. 10–8, last entrance at 6:15

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