Oaxaca City Attractions

Oaxaca has everything: beautiful colonial buildings, some of the most important pre-hispanic sites in Mexico, delicious food and great people. You can't get tired of this city and there is always something new to do. If you like art, Oaxaca has important contemporary art galleries as well as beautiful colonial and pre-Hispanic museums. If you like pyramids, Monte Alban and Mitla are two sites you can't miss. This is the heart of the Zapotec culture, and both sites are unique in Mexico. You like to eat? Then you came to the right place, some of the dishes recognized worldwide as Mexican Cuisine are actually from Oaxaca. As for churches and colonial buildings, this city also have them. The green stone the buildings are made of, can only be seen in Oaxaca, and it marvels both Mexicans and foreigners for its beautiful color. So, as you can see, Oaxaca has something for everybody. But you might wanna see everything anyway, it's all beautiful and unique.

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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

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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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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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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

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

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (MACO)

Alcalá 202
Between Murgía and Morelos

This 18th Century building houses the work of some of the most important contemporary artists in Mexico... 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

Andador Macedonio Alcala

Macedonio Alcalá between Av. Independencia and Berriozabal

A broad pedestrian street filled with bookstores, art galleries, crafts stores and museums... 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

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

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


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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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

Templo de San Agustin

Guerrero at Armenta & Lopez

Templo de la Compañia de Jesus

Trujano Street at Flores Magon

A XVI Century church with a one of a kinf facade in Oaxaca... read more

City Hall

Guerrero at Cabrera

The political heart of the city, a Neoclassical palace with some interesting murals inside... 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
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