The Yagul archeological site was settled at approximately the same time as Monte Alban, but actually outlasted Monte Alban. The site, which is located on a beautiful hillside location, contains three distinct parts and houses the largest ball court in the Oaxaca valley. The architectural makeup is, in many ways similar to that of Monte Alban and also contains parts that resemble parts of Mitla. Yagul contains some incredible facades, engravings and hieroglyphics. This site is easily accessible and makes for some great photography, especially from the hill above the ruins. Yagul is located 20 miles east of Oaxaca city; the ruins are open daily from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.