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A relatively small Mixtec/Zapotec ruin, Mitla is notable for the detailed and well-preserved geometric stonework that decorates the buildings. The setting is pretty, with a cactus garden and shaded benches. From the ruins you can see the domed Church of San Pablo, built in the 16th century when the Spanish pillaged stones from Mitla. At the gates to the ruins, a small artesanía (folk art) market is home to aggressively competitive vendors, a situation that can yield great deals. Outside the gates, a clean and efficient comedor (diner) serves authentic Oaxacan specialties.

The name Mitla comes from the Náhuatl word Mictlan, which means place of the dead or underworld. An ancient ceremonial center, Mitla includes two cross-shaped tombs, a promenade of hefty stone columns, and an elevated suite of ornately-decorated rooms that were once occupied by the Zapotec high priest. Although theories on the subject differ, Mitla was likely built by the Zapotecs.

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Mitla, El Tule och Mezcal Tasting Day Trip från Oaxaca

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  • Plats: Oaxaca, Oaxaca
  • Varaktighet: 8 timmar
  • Språk: Engelska
Från USD 34,99

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Njut av en hel dagstur från Oaxaca och se de viktigaste arkeologiska platserna i Oaxaca. Du kommer först att besöka Monte Alban, som är det ...  Mer information

  • Plats: Oaxaca, Oaxaca
  • Varaktighet: 10 timmar
  • Språk: Engelska
Från USD 79,99