Colors are one of many reasons to Visit Oaxaca
One of the many things I love about Mexico are its vibrant colors. The city of Oaxaca is not different, in fact the colours seem even warmer, more tropical than those further up north. I’ll have a detailed post on Oaxaca coming up, but in the meantime here are a few photos of this pretty and very colorful city.
Snapshot of things to See and Do in Oaxaca
- Visit the beautiful Santo Domingo church.
- Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, the best museum in the city featuring artefacts from the archaeological site of Monte Alban.
- The Alcala, the pedestrian-only street connecting the city’s two main squares. It has some great colonial buildings along with museums and photo galleries.
- Climb up Cerro del Fortín to the Guelagetza auditorium for views over the city.
- Oaxaca Graphic Arts Institute (right next to Santo Domingo church). A fantastic library on art, you can spend hours here reading in the pretty courtyard.
- Wander around the zocalo (main square) and the nearby Oaxaca Cathedral.
- 20 de Noviembre market for great cheap eats.
- Oaxaca is known for chocolate. Go to Mayordomo.
- Make sure you go to nearby Monte Alban.
Accommodation. We stayed at Parador del Dominico which was excellent and well situated. Recommended.
Flying: Oaxaca’s airport is Oaxaca International Airport (code: OAX)
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