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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...

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...

The Legend of the Zapotec Princess Donaji

The Legend of the Zapotec Princess Donaji January 29, 2011 | Whats New | Read More
This is the legend of the Zapotec princess Donaji, the granddaughter of the Zapotec king. When she was born, the Zapotecs, established in Zaachila, were immersed in a long lasting war withe the Mixtecs, who had settled in Monte Alban after the Zapotecs abandoned the city many decades ago. One day after...

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...

Top Dishes From Oaxaca

Top Dishes From Oaxaca December 28, 2010 | Food, Whats New | Read More
Hola! Welcome to this brand new blog about Oaxaca, I promise you we’ll have a lot of fun! If you’re not in love with this state yet, I guarantee you’ll be pretty soon. And the best way to start your life long romance with Oaxaca it’s by its food. I gotta say, one the best things...