Yagul Ruin Oaxaca
  • Yagul Hill Fortress
Yagul has a fortress on the hill above the ruin with a below-ground tomb and a sculpted rock formation called the Queen's Bathtub.

On the hill there is also Pre-Colombian stone bridge..
  • Yagul Ball Court
Yagul's I shaped ball court is the Largest ball court in the area, second largest in Mesoamerica to Chichen Itza's. I shaped court.
The Decorations on the tomb faces are similar to geometric patterns found at Mitla and Teotitlan del Valle.
Yagul was Inhabited until the Spanish forced the people to move to the present town of Tlacolula.
Yagul 's royalty lived higher on the site in the area of the Six Patios
View of the valley from the Acropolis
The Six Patios where crews have stabilized walls and added fresh stucco
Yagul Ruin Site Oaxaca,  Mexico
The Oaxaca  Valley offers  many ruin sites within thirty miles of Oaxaca City. Theses major archaeological sites, with building stages that span 1500 BC to 1519 AD, are open to the public and can be reached by car, taxi, or public bus.
  • Monte Alban
Of the seven sites listed here Monte Alban offers the easiest access and a museum and restaurant.  Reach the hilltop ruin by taxi or transportation offered by several hotels including Rivera Del Angel  518 Mina street, three blocks south and four blocks west of the Zocalo.

  • San Jose El Mogote  
San Jose el Mogote, the oldest group of stone buildings in the valley and perhaps in all of Mexico,  is a small site dating to 1500 BC.  The site offers a great museum crammed with unusual artifacts.
  • Mitla
Mitla is at the southeastern end of the valley,  reached by public transportation and offers unique art and architecture.
  • Lambityeco
Lambityeco can be reached by public bus or taxi/colectivo.
  • Yagul, Dainzu
Yagul and Dainzu can be harder to reach by public transportation because of remote access roads.  
Tours to the ruins are available through agencies, or guides in Oaxaca City or the visitor can drive to the ruins and self guide using the well marked trails and explanatory plaques  done in the Zapotec language, in Spanish, and in English.
  • Huijazoo
Huijazoo is best reached by tour or private auto.

Oaxaca is a modern city with many fine hotels, some located in colonial buildings in the historic center of the city.
Gourmet dining, art galleries, theater, and musical concerts are available in Oaxaca's Historic District. Two museums in the city display artifacts, the
Santo Domingo Cultural Center and the Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-hispanic Art
Yagul Ruin Site, Oaxaca, Mexico
Yagul Ruin Site, Oaxaca, Mexico
Yagul Ruin site in Oaxaca was built on the side of a hill with a great view of the Tlacolula Valley and a ten thousand foot peak to the west.
Yagul Ruin site in Oaxaca has a ball court and tombs opened to the public.  With a great view of the Tlacolula Valley and a ten thousand foot peak to the west as backdrop, Yagul is a popular destination for Oaxaca visitors.
  • Yagul Tombs
he tombs were opened in ancient times leaving just a few artifacts for archaeologists.
Yagul like other Valley of Oaxaca sites has a fortress on the hill  above the site.
A below-ground tomb and a sculpted rock formation called the Queens Bathtub make the climb to the top worth the trip. Yagul has also a Pre-Colombian stone bridge on the hill.

Yagul's tomb decorations are similar to geometric patterns found at Mitla and Teotitlan del Valle.
Yagul saw a second building phase after 1100 AD and was Inhabited until the Spanish forced the people to move to the present town of Tlacolula.
Yagul Ruin Site in Oaxaca Mexico is 20 miles south of Oaxaca City near the town of Tlacolula.
The Archaeological site contains tombs open to the public and the second largest ball court in Mexico.  Great views are offered from a fortress on the hill above the ruin.
Yagul Ruin Site, Oaxaca,  Mexico
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Yagul's residents had a good view of what is now the Tlacolula Valley
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