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“The Heart of the Historic District”

Ranked #4 of 130 things to do in Oaxaca
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Owner description: One of Oaxaca's crowded main thoroughfares.
Reviewed February 17, 2014

It's touristy but worth a stroll. In fact, you'll probably stroll up and down this pedestrian corridor several times during your visit and always find something interesting to see and do, day or night. Starting at the beautiful and majestic Templo Santo Domingo, the Andador de Macedonio Alcala continues down to the zocalo and offers many interesting shops and nice restaurants, bars and cafes. Musicians often gather or stroll while vendors offer their wares along the cobblestoned street. This area and the zocalo and the Mercado Benito Juarez form the core of what the Historic District of Oaxaca has to offer.

Thank Ray M
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Jusat walk and enjoy. Most of the time there is something happening here. If it's not, there are a lot of shops (altough a bit expensive, if you wanna shop crafts go to the mercados). Stop at a coffe shop or a museom or get an ice cream. There are also street vendors you can bargain with or not, you decide. No cars here and absolutelly safe. I know I'm bias, I love this place, but is totally worth it (no fast food but a burger king, by the way, if you are looking for it you won't find it). Just have a great time.

Thank Alfa_lazcares
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

Enjoyed the atmosphere and many lovely shops..a tremendous variety ...things for all sorts of tastes and pocketbooks....Always visit the excellent bookshop Amate...Have never left it empty handed

Thank Omaruth
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

The street is lined with colonial buildings. No cars. Start up north of Santo Domingo (The most beautiful church in town) and mosey down to the Zocalo and Cathedral. Stop for a cap in Brujula. Maybe eat, but better yet, wait until you are at the Zocalo and sit under the arcades. Shop a little. Well maybe a lot. From street vendors and the stores, too. Remember to stay on the shady side of the street, say Buenos Dias often, and enjoy yourself.

Thank chucksf
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Wonderful pedestrians-only street. Restaurants, stores, museums and of course the fantastic courtyard of Santo Domingo. The core of the city.

Thank Enrique C
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