Things to Do in Oaxaca

Things to Do in Oaxaca, Mexico - Oaxaca Attractions

Things to Do in Oaxaca

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  • jadeacollin
    Liverpool, UK125 contributions
    What a fantastic experience!! I would definitely recommend that you visit Monte Alban if you can.

    We visited in August 2022 and had read reviews about limited numbers. We opted to book a guided tour to make the transport and entry easier. We arrived at 9am and were able to go straight in. It didn’t appear that visitor numbers were being limited when we left at 12pm as people were still entering. Upon leaving the car park was getting very busy and there was a large queue up the road for cars and buses so I would go early to avoid this!

    I would definitely recommend a tour guide - there are some plaques written in Spanish, English & Zapotec but we found out much more interesting information from our tour guide than what we read.

    Definitely take a hat, decent shoes, suncream and water. There is a shop at the entrance to buy cold drinks and decent toilets to use too before you enter the main site. There are some areas of shade in some parts to stop and rest.
    Written August 12, 2022
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  • Rowan H
    Cairns, Australia1,209 contributions
    Built between 1570 and 1608 this former Dominican monastery stands in the centre of Oaxaca. It’s free to enter but worth remembering that this is still a place of worship. Personally I found the facade the real highlight here. The Museo de las culturas de oaxaca is contained within this building and its gardens are also another tourist attraction. It only really took us about 15 minutes to admire it from the outside and have a quick look within.
    Written July 21, 2022
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  • Aero3926
    Midwest297 contributions
    Lots of attention to safety here. Screenings for food/drink or other more dangerous items in bags. Hand sanitizer and face masks used. Limited numbers at one time for COVID safety. The treasures from Monte Alban are the most impressive portion of the museum.
    Written July 16, 2022
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  • Jake
    United States7 contributions
    Very fresh products and great diversification. I really enjoyed seeing the market and the food that is been sell there something very traditional
    Written September 27, 2022
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  • Jly
    Dallas, TX1 contribution
    The best weather and magnify experience, canopy line the largest in Latino America, friendly people and beautiful views.
    Written August 2, 2022
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  • Jake
    United States7 contributions
    The tour tells you all about the plants and they have a great diversification of things that are very rare and interesting.
    Written September 27, 2022
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  • jordansbulls
    Houston, TX56,506 contributions
    Went here yesterday to get a few items such as chiles, mole, and a few souvenirs as well. Market is bigger than I would have thought!
    Written June 26, 2022
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  • Rowan H
    Cairns, Australia1,209 contributions
    The Zocalo is a large square/courtyard located in the centre of oaxaca. Bustling with street vendors/markets and lined by up market restaurants and hotels its a quick stop as part of a larger walking tour of the city. When we visited it appeared safe and was a pleasant 10 minute stop.
    Written July 21, 2022
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  • Rowan H
    Cairns, Australia1,209 contributions
    It’s probably reaching a little bit to label this walking street as a ‘tourist attraction’. It’s essentially just a street that connects your main tourist attractions in Oaxaca - namely the Templo de Santa Domingo/Museo de las Culturas de oaxaca with the Zocalo. It is closed to traffic and lined with numerous shops and street vendors which allows one to meander a bit. Being a street, it is of course free to enter.
    Written July 21, 2022
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  • Martha H
    Silver Spring, MD49 contributions
    A display of the extensive collection of the famous artist Rufino Tamayo. Each room has cards in Spanish, English and German explaining the contents of the room.
    Written April 23, 2020
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  • Jane Mason
    8 contributions
    This is a gorgeous space located right next to a few super cafes if you need a museum break. There were two fascinating exhibitions when we were there and the curation was excellent. We are Spanish speaking so we could appreciate everything. There is only Spanish information but please dont let that put you off. The space and the exhibitions are super. The shop is gorgeous.
    Written September 9, 2022
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  • Aero3926
    Midwest297 contributions
    Interesting site. Saw as part of a tour. I'm not clear on whether the site is typically open now, as there seemed to be some negotiation at the gate, but we (and others) were allowed in.
    Written July 16, 2022
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  • NoeReyes
    Tucson, AZ76 contributions
    If you are at El Centro and want to visit some museums this one is a solid one. Very well kept and clean. Very unique with some hidden gems.
    Written September 30, 2021
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  • Aero3926
    Midwest297 contributions
    Visited this town as part of town with stops in several towns. So, really only got to see one workshop, not the entire town. We enjoyed it and got to see alebrijes being made or in the process. Some are clearly the inexpensive sort for tourists, but some are truly great works of art that anyone would be proud to have in their home.
    Written July 16, 2022
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  • Bill P
    Oaxaca235 contributions
    Unfortunately, Amate Books has closed. The owner's family had medical problems. A t-shirt store has replaced the books. It has been a loss for the English-speaking community.
    Written January 4, 2022
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