Mitla Oaxaca

Mitla is home to a world famous Zapotec ceremonial center whose name in Náhuatl means inframundo (place of the dead). The Zapotecs called it lyobaa (place of burials).

Mitla was home to some of the Zapotec priestly class and was first inhabited during the Classic period of Monte Albán (100-650). Mitla reached its zenith during the Post-classic period (750-1521). The city was built around five archaeological groups: Las Columnas, La Iglesia, El Arroyo, Los Adobes, and El Sur.

Mitla Oaxaca

How to get:
From the Oaxacan capital, you can access the Pan-American Highway (No. 190) that leads to Tehuantepec, taking the deviation at kilometer 39 to the north, after 4 km., You reach the town of Mitla, where the area is located. archaeological, continuing along Calle Morelos and then down Calle 5 de Febrero; later by Reforma street. By means of public transport, trucks leave from Oaxaca City to Mitla, however these only stop at the entrance of the town.

Open: Thursday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday through Wednesday the area will be closed. Admission: $__ pesos
Contact: Centro INAH Oaxaca (951) 5 13 33 46 y 5 13 33 52

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