Mitla is the second most important archeological site in the
state of Oaxaca in Mexico, and the most important of the Zapotec
culture. The site is located 44 km from the city of Oaxaca. in
the upper end of the Tlacolula Valley, one of the three that
form the Central Valleys Region of the state. The archeological
site is within the modern municipality of San Pablo Villa de
Mitla. While Monte Albán was most important as the political
center, Mitla was the main religious center.