Articles Tagged ‘Mitla’

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...

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...