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The Church of Santo Domingo in Oaxaca

The Church of Santo Domingo in Oaxaca February 26, 2011 | Things to Do, Whats New | Read More
The Church of Santo Domingo de Guzman in Oaxaca, known only as Santo Domingo, is a one of the best examples of the Baroque Architecture of New Spain in México. Its construction began around 1551 when the Government of La Antequera de Oaxaca -the old name of Oaxaca City- gave the Dominican Order a land...

An Enormous and Fun-to-Visit Tree in Oaxaca: El Arbol del Tule

An Enormous and Fun-to-Visit Tree in Oaxaca: El Arbol del Tule February 18, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The Arbol del Tule is a 2000 years old cypress with a 14.36 meters diameter trunk; just so you can imagine how wide the trunk is, think of 30 people holding hands with their arms wide open forming a circle. It has the stoutest trunk in the world! In 2001 the UNESCO placed it on a tentative list of World...

The Zapotec Culture in Oaxaca

The Zapotec Culture in Oaxaca February 16, 2011 | Things to Do, Whats New | Read More
There were two, really important Mesoamerican cultures in what today is Oaxaca City: the Zapotecs and the Mixtec. They were both powerful and left behind great cultural, artistic and architectonic heritages, as well as being the ancestors of some of the indigenous peoples that still live in the Oaxaca...

Alebrijes from Oaxaca

Alebrijes from Oaxaca January 12, 2011 | Things to Do, Whats New | Read More
Though there are many beautiful crafts in the state of Oaxaca, one of the most famous are the Alebrijes. Though, technically they’re the only craft from Mexico City, the oaxaqueños craftsmen have done a pretty good job as well. An alebrije is mystical, magical, fantastic creature with animal features,...

The Newly Appointed World Heritage Sites of Yagul and Mitla

The Newly Appointed World Heritage Sites of Yagul and Mitla January 3, 2011 | Things to Do, Whats New | Read More
It seems like Oaxaca is starting 2011 with some new titles. Just four months ago the UNESCO -United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization- appointed the Prehistoric Caves of Yagul and the Pre-Hispanic sites of Yagul and Mitla, just 22 miles from the city of Oaxaca, a World Heritage...
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