Ranked among Mesoamerica’s most regally spectacular ruined cities which reigned from 500 B.C. and A.D. 750. It was the capital of the Zapotecs and the dominant force between Teotihuacan in the Valley of Mexico and the Maya kingdoms of the southeast. Spectacular views of the entire valley from the top.
Located about 50km from Oaxaca City, Mitla is a site famous for its greca frets believed to be of Mixtec influence.
Located on a volcanic hilltop only 10 km from Mitla, it shares some architectural details such as the grecas and is famous for its Palace of Six Patios.
One of the most accessible sites located beside the highway about 9km from El Tule.
Located 10km farther from Dainzu, just a few miles past the Teotitlan del Valle side road. The excavated part is a mere 100 square yards, but many unexcavated mounds can be easily noticed.
San Jose Mogote
Founded around 1500 B.C., this site was once a sophisticated center with factory workshops which manufactured mirrors and jewelry for local and regional trade.
Cuilapan de Guerrero and Arrazola
Southwest of Oaxaca City, this site is famous for its beautiful and elaborate (but unfinished Ex-Convento de Santiago where Vicente Guerrero, father of the Mexican republic was executed in 1831.