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Welcome to Monte Albán -- The Beautiful Archaeological Site and Protector of Oaxaca!

One of the Natural Wonders of the world



Just six miles from the city of Oaxaca lies Monte Albán, one of the very first cities in the new world. Founded approximately 500 years before the birth of Christ, the city grew and dominated the valleys of Oaxaca up to 750 a.d. It was the capital of the ‘cloud people’, the Zapotecs, for over a millennium.