Monte Alban

Monte Alban, Mexico

Monte Alban, México

Monte Alban is one of the earliest cities of Mesoamerica. Its ruins are located in the southern part of the estado de Oaxaca, Mexico within the municipality of Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan. Oaxaca Cidade, the state capital, is approximately 6 miles east of Monte Alban. The ancient city had been the political and economic center for almost a thousand years. Founded about 500 B.C. it dominated much of Oaxacan highlands until it lost its power and was abandoned around 500 A.D.

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Oaxaca Cidade

Oaxaca City, Mexico

Oaxaca Cidade, México

Oaxaca Cidade, also known as Oaxaca de Juarez, is the largest city and capital of the Mexican estado de Oaxaca. It is located in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains from the base of the Cerro del Fortin to the banks of the Atoyac River. Oaxaca is a tourist town, featuring colonial-era buildings built with the native green stone and archeological sites such as Monte Alban, named a Patrimônio Mundial dentro 1987.

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