Monte alban monte albán is an archaeological site in the state of oaxaca in mexico it is a unesco world heritage site. Monte albán is a large pre columbian archaeological site in the santa cruz xoxocotlán municipality in the southern mexican state of oaxaca 17 043 n 96 767 w.
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Monte alban site map. If you book with tripadvisor you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. Monte alban has an elevation of 1919 metres. Monte alban can be crowded so we recommend booking e tickets ahead of time to secure your spot.
The site is located on a low mountainous range rising above the plain in the central section of the valley of oaxaca where the latter s northern etla eastern tlacolula and southern zimatlán and ocotlán or valle grande. Mound j astronomical observatory monte alban mexico. Monte alban is situated nearby to san miguel arcángel.
From mapcarta the free map. Monte alban is the most important archaeological site of the valley of oaxaca. Soaring above the valley and city of oaxaca the hilltop ruins of monte alban are the second largest ceremonial site in mesoamerica exceeded in size only by teotihuacan near mexico city.
Inhabited over a period of 1 500 years by a succession of peoples olmecs zapotecs and mixtecs the terraces dams canals pyramids and artificial mounds of monte albán were literally carved out of the mountain and are the symbols of a sacred topography. Monte albán zona arqueológica. Monte albán site of ruins of an ancient centre of zapotec and mixtec culture located in what is now oaxaca state mexico the initial construction at the site has been placed at circa 8th century bce it contains great plazas truncated pyramids a court for playing the ball game tlachtli underground passageways and about 170 tombs the most elaborate yet uncovered in the americas.
Monte alban is a mountain in oaxaca and has an elevation of 1828 metres.