What to do in Oaxaca

What to do in Oaxaca

Its cultural, artistic and gastronomic legacy, position the city of Oaxaca de Juárez as one of the most important destinations in Mexico, located in the state of the same name. To confirm this, you have to take a walk through the historic center, considered a World Heritage Site and known as the “Verde Antequera”, for its majestic green quarry buildings; such is the case of the Santo Domingo Cultural Center, distinguished by its old Dominican convent.

From this attraction you can start your visit and continue along the Macedonio Alcalá tourist walkway. The streets that emerge from it lead you to discover important museums, such as the Textile Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca (MACO), founded by the endearing Oaxacan painter Francisco Toledo. The corridor is also an important point to buy handicrafts, often with the opportunity to see the process of making live. Restaurants with a colorful facade and a vibrant atmosphere end up highlighting the walk.

In the list of what to do in Oaxaca you should include a visit to its traditional November 20 market and its smoke hall, where you can buy and instantly prepare sheets of jerky, jerky and tlayudas. The merchants, popularly known as "marchers", make tours of the area accompanied by baskets full of cheese, grasshoppers, chili peppers and tortillas to complete the culinary feast. Very close to there is the Benito Juárez market, where you will see dozens of local crafts such as alebrijes, embroidery, cushions and even Oaxacan mezcals, all at a great price.


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