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From the city of Oaxaca we hired a taxi (Freddy at 52 951 307 5981) for a day of sightseeing (250 pesos per hour, about 13 US dollars) in Etla. After going to the mercado in Etla proper, we were driven up into the foothills...More
I spent 3 weeks at CaSa last summer as part of an artist residency. When I arrived , I could not believe my eyes. Such an incredible place in the middle of nowhere. I live in Belgium and we certainly have no place like this,...More
A verdant valley with water coursing down the hills and ditches is a rarity in Oaxaca.... it is well worth seeing and enjoying this village for that alone. Unfortunately the Centro de Artes was closed when we went and finding the paper workshop was difficult....More
The Centro de Artes de San Agustin is in a large, converted textile factory in the countryside. It looks as though it was probably built a little after the turn of the last century. It was located where it is because of the ready supply...More
The renovated textile factory converted into an art school is hypnotic work of art and skill with loving integration of old and new structural and landscape features in the tranquil backdrop of stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains. The exhibit of Ikat textiles and fanciful...More
The famous Mexican artist Francesco Toledo has done a lot to conserve and develop the small community of San Agustin Etla. This Art Center in a skillfully renovated old factory is a vvid example of his influence. We spent some weeks here and visited several...More
The architect who designed this art center complex did wonders renovating this old factory building. Along with my Spanish teacher I took a collectivo (group taxi) for 12 pesos You should check and see if there are any special exhibits or performances before departing Oaxaca....More
Before even entering the building to seen an art exhibit, you will be amazed by the architecture and details. The amount of picture I took of buildings and details posted below speaks to all there is to see in this one small location. It is...More
Before heading out to the CASA or paper factory it would be prudent to ensure that there is something on display, which is by no means assured. The restored building is indeed interesting and a small design workshop in an associated building, also interesting and...More
El Centro de Arte de San Agustin Etla (El CASA), is a very nice ex-cotton factory, recently beautifully renovated to host an Art Center. Located in the barrio of Vista Hermosa Etla, its view is unparallel. It's a very big attraction for the village.
Just got back from there today. You can take a collectivo taxi, which means they squish 5 people in one taxi, and it costs $16 pesos pp each way. They stop to pick up others on the way. Or we took the taxi just for us 3 home... More
Just got back from there today. You can take a collectivo taxi, which means they squish 5 people in one taxi, and it costs $16 pesos pp each way. They stop to pick up others on the way. Or we took the taxi just for us 3 home to Oaxaca and got him to drop us at the Zocalo for 200 pesos ($10). The taxis are all around. Ask for the closest place to get one. It's really beautiful and a whole different scene from Oaxaca. Definitely worth it.
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I don't remember the hours - I think you can find it on the internet. We did not go anywhere for lunch, but there are places in the area (not in walking distance). We found a cab driver who spoke some English and knew the... More
I don't remember the hours - I think you can find it on the internet. We did not go anywhere for lunch, but there are places in the area (not in walking distance). We found a cab driver who spoke some English and knew the area. He took us there and left us for an hour, then picked us up. There was an exhibition (this is a changing thing, check their website) Also, we went through the buildings and one of the staff offered to show us around and explained the history. Our driver then took us to a nearby area of paper making. Well worth the trip, and no one hassles you to buy anything.