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Monte Alban: Mexican Revolution and Zapotec Civilization

monte alban: In recent years, the city has been transformed, for better or worse, as bohemian expats and artists have been drawn to its mild, semitropical climate, sturdy Spanish colonial architecture, rich culinary and craft traditions and thrilling art scene, according to Toronto Star. The grand Macedonio Alcala Theater was completed in 1909, one year before the Mexican Revolution. In the shadow of Monte Alban, the hilltop capital of the Zapotec civilization, this multicultural hub in the highlands of southern Mexico was once a quiet regional centre. Brett Gundlock / The New York Times Galleries and boutique hotels, upscale restaurants and trendy mezcalerias have opened in dizzying succession. Read more Delicious destinations for those travelling abroad this fall Article Continued Below The perks of Las Vegas on a budget Women of Peru weave work into community empowermentFRIDAY4 p.m., Get Cultured Opened in 2011, the Centro Cultural San Pablo is housed in a former 16th-century Dominican convent and set around a tiled patio etched with bright green moss. Increasingly worldly, it remains a place where Mexico's perilous and complex history reveals itself in ways both beautiful and brutal. ( As reported in the news.