The name Mitla comes from the Náhuatl word Mictlan, which means place of the dead or underworld. An ancient ceremonial center, Mitla includes two cross-shaped tombs, a promenade of hefty stone columns, and an elevated suite of ornately-decorated rooms that were once occupied by the Zapotec high priest. Although theories on the subject differ, Mitla was likely built by the Zapotecs, occupied by the Mixtecs, reclaimed by the Zapotecs, and finally conquered by the Aztecs, who took control in 1494.
Tours & Tickets
Experience the natural and cultural highlights of the Oaxaca Valley on a day trip to several small towns and sites. You’ll be amazed by the sizable Tule tree ... Read more
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
See the world’s thickest tree, the Zapotecan ruins of Mitla and modern-day weavers at work—all on this 3-hour coach tour of the Oaxaca Valley. The substantial ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)