Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, Oaxaca

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Find an important local museum, housed in the former monastery buildings of a large church, at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca. With rooms dedicated to pre-Hispanic times, the colonial era, the independence era, the present, and the old baroque church itself, the museum covers a broad range of cultures. Detailing the history, traditions, and ways of life of different cultures throughout history, the museum explores the similarities and differences between different social groups, whether they lived concurrently or were divided by centuries. Don't miss the chance to see the contents of an ancient Mixtec tomb, including the jewels, gold, and precious stones that were buried with a king and his sacrificed servants. Plan to visit Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca during your Oaxaca vacation using our convenient Oaxaca trip site.
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  • The museum is closed due the Corona epedemic while the church next door is open, which makes totally no sense. Would have been nice to visit. Maybe next year? This year you better do not try any...  more »
  • This museum is very well laid out and has some interesting collections, some gold relics from Monte Alban in a separate room. The museum is very large and your ticket lasts all day. Have a rest and...  more »
  • The botanical garden tour is awesome..You could only go in there with their tour guide it’s a very tour . Very informative about every single plant from corn to squash to the trees and the cacti. They don’t let you walk around and you have to stay with the tour group but after the tour which is about an hour long you can walk around and take pictures
  • Beautiful museum! I love that we got to experience the Empire II exhibit. Definitely worth visiting

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