Shopping in Oaxaca City

Oaxaca is a magical land, churches, pyramids, art, food, they all come together to create one unique city. But, let's be honest, we love to shop while on vacations. Luckly, Oaxaca is an ideal place for that. This is the best place in Mexico to buy contemporary art. Somehow, in Oaxaca, a grand and important group of artists has developed, making this city the heart and soul of contemporary art in Mexico. But the arts and crafts made by indigenous people from all over the state are also some of the best in the country. Oaxaca is famous for the alebrijes, sarapes, barro negro and more. The first place in this Top Ten list is the Galeria Arte de Oaxaca, the place that made famous the Oaxaqueño art. The best known artists in Mexican Contemporary Art world have works for sale in here. The Galeria Quetzally is another important gallery and probably the ideal place to buy a piece of contemporary art from Mexico. If what you want are crafts, La Mano Magica and MARO are two galleries-like places to buy the best crafts around, and also to find crafts from other places of the state. But don't forget that sometimes the market is the best places to find whatever it is you are looking for. They have anything you want, and it's alway fun to visit a market.

Galería Arte de Oaxaca

Murgia 105

In this gallery you'll find pieces of the states's leading contemporary artists, as well as many national and international artists... read more

Galería Quetzalli

Constitucion 104

A traditional building where the Mexican Modern, Contemporary and Clasic come together... read more

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Mercado de Artesanía

JP Garcia at Zaragoza
J. P. García and Zaragoza

Locals and tourists favorite place to buy crafts...
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La Mano Mágica

Macedonio Alcalá 203
Between Morelos and Matamoros

This galery promotes the popular and traditional art of Oaxaca... read more

MARO (Mujeres Artesanas de las Regiones de Oaxaca)

5 de Mayo 204
Between Murguía and Morelos

This is a cooperative of women creating handicrafts from the city and some surrounding villages... read more

Mercado Benito Juárez

Miguel Cabrera at Las Casas
Between calles Las Casas, Cabrera, Aldama, and 20 de Noviembre

The most traditional market in the city... read more

Mercado 20 de Noviembre

20 de Noviembre at Aldama
Between calles Aldama, Cabrera, Mina, and 20 de Noviembre

The Food Market. The best place to have the traditiona dishes of the Oaxaca cuisine... read more

Bodega Quetzalli

Mugía 400

A modern space where the where the Mexican Modern, Contemporary and Clasic come together... read more


Allende 104

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Centro Cultural Santo Domingo

Macedonio Alacalá n/n

A beautiful and interesting museum in a very important XVI Century building... read more
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