Monte Albán is located just outside the city of Oaxaca, in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.
Air: Oaxaca airport (code OAX) provides air service to Oaxaca.
Bus: There is regular bus service between Oaxaca and most major cities in Mexico. Oaxaca is a 5 to 6 hour bus journey from Mexico City.
Car: The 'autopista' between Mexico City and Oaxaca is in very good condition (at time of writing!). The drive takes between 4 and 6 hours depending on conditions.
There are a wealth of archaeological sites to visit in the state of Oaxaca, including Mitla (the population center that succeeded Monte Albán), Yagul, and Dainzu.
In the city of Oaxaca there is the colonial architecture, museums, churches and warm atmosphere to enjoy.
A short drive or bus journey away is the Tule Tree - by some measures the biggest tree in the world and certainly worth a visit!
Further afield, the beautiful pacific coast is a 7 hour bus ride or drive away. Puerto Angel, Puerto Escondido, and Huatulco are amongst the most popular beach destinations.
Online Zapotec handmade carpet store with information and photos about Monte Albán and Zapotec culture.
A good selection of photographs and descriptions of the principal features of Monte Albán.
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