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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Thank you for filling my eyes and heart with Oaxaca again. I recognised every building but not the dog!
Thank you so much for commenting! Pretty place isn’t it? 🙂
Lovely essay. I admit that the photo with the colored houses reminded me of a Romanian city where I saw a similar arrangement 🙂
Thanks Lori. Have heard a lot of Romania lately – a lot of bloggers seem to be travelling through there. I’d be interested in visiting one day…
Oaxaca is certainly very colorful.
It is certainly colorful but I now want that dog as my pet!
I’ve yet to visit Oaxaca, though I know their cheese well :D. I love the older Mexican cities with real architecture vs. the cheaply made 2 level casitas that are prominent in the newer cities and “fraccionamientos” of the older growing cities.
The colors are so vibrant and sunny! I love the cemetery, and who doesn’t love a dressed up puppy? Great photos!
Thanks Corinne! Everyone seemed to like the dog.
Beautiful photos, loved the doggie!
Wow, gorgeous, vibrant photos! I’ve long been wanting to visit Oaxaca and this post just zoomed the city to the top of my list. I can’t wait to read the more detailed post!
Oh man.. your photos have made my memories of Oaxaca come alive!
I love it there.. so colorful, so vibrant… and such a happening art scene!
Thanks for the smile you just put on my face! 🙂
We still have to hit that part of the world and I’m not going to hide that we’d love to. The colors of those buildings are simply stunning, it’s what attracts me the most!
Thanks for taking the time to comment Franca!