Off Beaten Path Attractions in Oaxaca City

Tourist attractions and traveler haunts only show one side of a place. So if you want to delve a little under the surface, you need to check out Oaxaca City's off-the-beaten-path things to do. Carve some extra time out of your itinerary and discover the unusual, the unexpected and the unforgettable side of Oaxaca City.

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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


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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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


Km10 highway to Zaachila

On of the oldest churches in the State, a historic site and a perfect place for the adventurers... read more


Highway 190 to Istmo de Tehuantepec

A small but important ceremonial center for the Zapotecs... read more


28 km S.E. highway 190

A small but important Zapotec site, with unique and well preserved carved masks... read more


Sierra Madre del Sur, and 7 mi/11.3 km S of Oaxaca

This was the last standing important city of the Zapotec civilization... 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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Mercado de Artesanía

JP Garcia at Zaragoza
J. P. García and Zaragoza

Locals and tourists favorite place to buy crafts...
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Cerro del Fortín

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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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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

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

Rufino Tamayo Museum

Av. Morelos 503
North of the zócalo between Tinoco y Palacios and Porfirio Díaz

This museum houses the large pre-Columbian art collection the famous artista Rufino Tamayo had... read more


North Side of the Zocalo
Fronting the Parque Alameda

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

Galería Quetzalli

Constitucion 104

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

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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

Templo de San Agustin

Guerrero at Armenta & Lopez

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