Landmarks in Oaxaca City

If you were thinking about buying a card of Oaxaca, here is a list of the Top 10 Landmarks you want to remember in a postal or a photography.

The Templo de Santo Domingo is one of the most important Colonial buildings in Mexico, and is a perfect photo opportunity, surrounded by all those cactus. This is the quintessential Oaxaca image.

It was hard to give Monte Alban the second place, some people might think it should be number one, but no matter what number it is, it is something to remember, capture, take home and show to your friends. And it goes without saying the whole site presents amazing views you can take with you.

Some other churches, like the Basilica de la Soledad and the Cathedral are also important landmarks in Oaxaca, and some of the most important buildings in the city, so you'll want to take them with you as well, either on a picture, a postal, a t-shirt or a mug. So many options!

As for other ruins, Mitla and Yagul are not only important, but beautiful, unique, very Oaxacan and it's guaranteed you'll never forget them.

If what you like is modern art and architecture, IAGO is the perfect landmark for you. No Oaxaca travel book is complete without a picture of IAGO, be playful and imaginative while taking photos of this school, the building will help you!

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Templo de Santo Domingo

Macedonio Alacalá n/n
Corner of Gurrión and Alcalá

One of the most beautiful churches you'll find on all of Mexico. The inside decoration is rich and elaborated... read more

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Monte Alban

N/A Road to Monte Alban

One of the most important and best conserved pre-Hispanic ruins in Mexico... read more


North Side of the Zocalo
Fronting the Parque Alameda

An elaborated 18th century baroque church... read more

Basílica de la Soledad

v. Independencia 107, at Calle Victoria
Independencia at Galeana

This church is the most important in Oaxaca and its Baroque facaded is unique in Mexico... read more

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Carretera Oaxaca - Mitla Km 42
San Pablo de Mitla, Oaxaca

Just 40 minutes from Oaxaca City, these Zapotec ruins are magical and unique... read more

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Arbol del Tule

2 de Abril

Just 10 km from Oaxaca the Tule Three is a natural wonder that kids and adults will love... read more

Teatro Macedonio de Alcalá

5 de Mayo at Independencia
Independencia at Armenta y López

An elegant construction from beginning of the XX Century impossible not to admire... read more

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Bustamante at Hidalgo

The Zocalo of Oaxaca has been the heart of the city for more than 500 years... read more


KM 36 Carrtera Federal 190

A small yet important pre-Hispanic city set around a hill overlooking the mountains of Oaxaca... read more
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