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Ranked #1 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Amigos del Sol welcomes you to Oaxaca! we teach Spanish to travelers and people from all the world interested in learning... more » Owner description: Amigos del Sol welcomes you to Oaxaca! we teach Spanish to travelers and people from all the world interested in learning more about the Spanish Language and Oaxaca. We will be very happy to have you with us!! « less
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Ranked #2 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Educational Sites; Tours
Owner description: En Via is a non-profit microfinance organization working to fight poverty around Oaxaca, and to educate travelers about the... more » Owner description: En Via is a non-profit microfinance organization working to fight poverty around Oaxaca, and to educate travelers about the power of microfinance by connecting them with local women either through visits to their towns, or through our volunteer program teaching free English classes to women and children. On the visits, travelers meet women who are applying for micro-loans to start or expand their small businesses, from making tortillas to weaving beautiful rugs, to selling flowers in the local market. Participants hear about the women's lives and projects, and what they plan to do with their loans. At the end of the day, 100% of the fee is then used to give interest-free micro-loans to the women we visited. « less
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Ranked #3 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
One of the city's most ornate structures, this church is lavishly endowed with gold.
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Ranked #4 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Ancient Ruins; Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; History Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

Monte Alban is the premier archaeological site near Oaxaca.It is a Zapotec site built and used over a thousand year period . It remained sacred even after it was abandoned.  One... more »

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Ranked #5 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Art Museums; Museums

This museum has its entrance just to the north of Sto Domingo churchs entrance. It is on the same plaza as the church and part of the same building, the attached old convent... more »

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Ranked #6 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: The Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca exhibits hundreds of live plant species, all native to Oaxaca. Planting began in 1998... more » Owner description: The Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca exhibits hundreds of live plant species, all native to Oaxaca. Planting began in 1998 with plants coming from different regions in the state of Oaxaca; such as arid, humid, low tropical and high mountainous temperate zones. The garden represents the broad diversity of geological formations, types of vegetation and climates that characterize Oaxaca. « less
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Ranked #7 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Art Museums; Museums

Like many museums in Oaxaca, this museum is open at night as well as the daytime. One can stroll around town to the Zocalo and then down Independencia and up to Morelos and visit... more »

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Ranked #8 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: La Cocina Oaxaquena is a cooking school devoted exclusively to Oaxacan cuisine and specializing in local dishes. The Pinelo... more » Owner description: La Cocina Oaxaquena is a cooking school devoted exclusively to Oaxacan cuisine and specializing in local dishes. The Pinelo family of cooks offers comprehensive hands-on cooking classes in a sunny traditionally decorated Mexican kitchen.There is a class available everyday at 9:30am or 2pmPick up and return from your hotel. « less
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Ranked #9 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
One of Oaxaca's crowded main thoroughfares.
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Ranked #10 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Amate Books specializes in books in English on Mexico. Carrying thousands of books on art, history, culture, cooking, and... more » Owner description: Amate Books specializes in books in English on Mexico. Carrying thousands of books on art, history, culture, cooking, and much more. Frommer's Guide states, "This shop has perhaps the best selection anywhere of books in English about Mexico." We also carry bestsellers, magazines, and postcards. Also stop by to experience our rotating folk art collection. « less
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Ranked #11 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Hiking Trails

The Pueblos Mancomunados are a group of 8 commonly linked or affiliated villages located in the Sierra Norte or also known as the Sierra Juarez between 50 and 75 km. from the city... more »

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Ranked #13 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Oaxaca Cultural Navigator introduces you to the social, cultural, historical, archeological and creative world of Oaxaca,... more » Owner description: Oaxaca Cultural Navigator introduces you to the social, cultural, historical, archeological and creative world of Oaxaca, Mexico, through arts and cultural learning activities. We organize workshops, retreats, residencies, educational programs, and service-learning opportunities for all who are interested. No experience required! Our programs are low-impact in small groups. Topics include creative writing, yoga, weaving, natural dyeing, textile and fashion design, photography, painting and art history. Customized programs are our speciality! With over 35 years of experience developing award-winning programs for Indiana University, University of Virginia, George Washington University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill! We work with colleges and universities to develop customized study abroad programs and volunteer clinical experiences for medical, nursing and PA students. « less
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Ranked #14 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Historic Sites; Flea/ Street Markets
Visitors to this marketplace are advised to bargain with vendors to get low prices.
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Ranked #15 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #16 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Museums
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Ranked #17 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks
This 17th-century church contains an interesting museum of religious art.
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Ranked #18 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #19 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
This plaza, ringed with stores and an 18th-century cathedral, is the center of social activity in Oaxaca.
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Ranked #20 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
This concrete stadium, built in 1974, hosts a wide range of events.
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Ranked #21 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Art Museums; History Museums; Museums
This museum has permanent exhibits of five well-known Oaxacan artists and also has a rotating collection of modern exhibits.
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Ranked #22 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
This lavish cathedral sits on the town's zócalo.
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Ranked #23 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #25 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Libraries; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #27 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
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Ranked #28 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #29 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #30 of 55 attractions in Oaxaca
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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