Sierra Madre del Sur, and 7 mi/11.3 km S of Oaxaca
Zaachila was a zapotec king who lived in this city, thus it was named after him.
While Monte Alban was the main city of the Zapotecs during the civilization's golden age, Zaachila was their last important city, before the dawn of the civilization.
Zaachila is currently a small archeological site with some important tombs that can be visited. The union of the site and the church of Zaachila is wonderful example of the constrast of the Zapotec and the Spanish cultures.