Oaxaca de Juárez is one of the most beautiful and colorful Mexican colonial cities in the country, it is synonymous with cultural diversity, surrounded by villages that preserve ancestral traditions and natural beauties unique in the world. So, if you want to take one of the flights to Oaxaca to get to know its capital, be prepared as you will have a long way to go.
Institute of Graphic Arts of Oaxaca
It is an institution that preserves one of the most important graphic collections of Latin America, this is a cultural center in the heart of the city that has space for different exhibitions, a wonderful inner courtyard, a Cultural Library specialized in Art, photographic center and cinema club, and best of all, is that admission is free.
Museum of Cultures of Oaxaca and the Ethnobotanical Garden
Located in the former Convent of Santo Domingo de Guzman, whose construction began in 1575 and the last phase concluded in the year of 1731, it is a monumental building, and a splendid architectural example of the viceregal period. The current museum has 14 permanent rooms of Archeology, History and Ethnography, nine thematic rooms and three temporary exhibition rooms, most of the exposed archaeological objects were discovered during the exploration and research work carried out by the INAH in Oaxacan territory. The garden is located in what was the old orchard of the convent of Santo Domingo and shows hundreds of species of plants native to various parts of the state of Oaxaca.
Macedonio Alcalá Theater
It is enough to just contemplate its facade to realize that you are facing one of the most iconic theaters in Mexico; this place was opened in 1909 and initially served as a Theater-Casino. Its main entrance has three doors carved in green quarry and a French-style lobby, it also has a beautiful white marble staircase and its dome is supported by red marble columns, undoubtedly a place worthy of admiration and photography.
Macedonio Alcalá Street
Every great city has an iconic street, and the capital of Oaxaca is not far behind, Macedonio Alcalá Street is also known as the city’s tourist walker, because this great road connects the downtown with the Temple of Santo Domingo de Guzman. In this tour, you can walk next to shops, stalls, restaurants, cafes, museums and art galleries, so it is a good way to immerse yourself in the Oaxacan essence.
Rufino Tamayo Museum of Prehispanic Art
This is a space of Oaxacan art and culture, the Museum of Prehispanic Art is one of the essentials of the capital and is dedicated to the great artist Rufino Tamayo. The place has five rooms, and a great variety of paintings by the author, besides having a collection of more than a thousand pieces of prehispanic art from the cultures of the Pacific, Gulf and western Mexico.
Oaxaca de Juárez is a paradise on Earth, full of prehispanic history and colonial charm, visiting it is to know an unknown side of Mexico and soak in a city of union with an enormous cultural diversity. Don´t think more to get any of the flights to Oaxaca and explore this city that is a World Heritage Site.