Sights & Attractions in Oaxaca

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Name Category Location
 
Alameda de León
This shady square, a bit smaller than the...
Squares Oaxaca City
 
Alfarería Doña Rosa
Keep an eye out for the Alfarería Doña Rosa, a...
Stores / Malls San Bartolo Coyotepec
 
Arquitos de Xochimilco
These stone arches were part of the 18th-century...
Archaeological Sites Oaxaca City
 
Bahía Chahué
The beach parking lot has a lookout point, and...
Beaches Huatulco
 
Bahía Santa Cruz
This bay was once home to a 30-family fishing...
Beaches Huatulco
 
Bahía Tangolunda
The Huatulco of the future is most evident here,...
Beaches Huatulco
 
Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad
This baroque basilica houses the statue of the...
Religious Sites Oaxaca City
 
Casa Juárez
After he was orphaned, 12-year-old Benito...
Museums / Galleries Oaxaca City
 
Catedral Metropolitana de Oaxaca
Begun in 1544, the cathedral was destroyed by...
Religious Sites Oaxaca City
 
Centro Fotográfico Álvarez Bravo
This small gallery and study center is named for...
Museums / Galleries Oaxaca City
 
Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga
The Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga is at Playa...
Museums / Galleries Zipolite
 
Cosméticos Naturales de Mazunte
Cosméticos Naturales de Mazunte, an...
Museums / Galleries Zipolite
 
Dainzú
The first archaeological site to the east of...
Archaeological Sites Dainzu
 
El Tule
About 14 km (9 mi) east of Oaxaca on Carretera...
Historic Districts / Sites Santa Maria del Tule
 
Ex-Convento de Santiago Apóstol
The roofless ruins of a church and monastery...
Religious Sites Cuilapam
 
Fundación Cultural Rodolfo Morales
In a painstakingly restored monastery is the...
Religious Sites Ocotlan
 
Iglesia de Santo Domingo
With a 17th-century facade framed by two domed...
Religious Sites Oaxaca City
 
Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca
This small but interesting gallery has constantly...
Museums / Galleries Oaxaca City
 
Jardín Etnobotánico
This sprawling botanical garden inside the...
Gardens / Arboretums Oaxaca City
 
La Crucecita
It's off Carretera 200 and is the place in...
Towns Huatulco
 
Laguna de Manialtepec
One of the easiest day trips from Puerto...
Nature Preserves Puerto Escondido
 
Laguna de Ventanilla
Tour operators often combine a trip to Playa...
Parks Puerto Escondido
 
Lambityeco
Lambityeco was built as the civilization of...
Archaeological Sites Lambityeco
 
Mitla
Mitla, 46 km (27 mi) southeast of Oaxaca,...
Archaeological Sites Mitla
 
Monte Albán
Southwest of Oaxaca City, a narrow, twisting road...
Archaeological Sites Monte Alban
 
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca
Although it's in a lovely colonial residence,...
Museums / Galleries Oaxaca City
 
Museo de Arte Prehispánico Rufino Tamayo
You'll find a wonderfully displayed collection of...
Museums / Galleries Oaxaca City
 
Museo de las Culturas
This gorgeous museum is laid out in a series of...
Museums / Galleries Oaxaca City
 
Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños
Even though it occupies a colonial-era building,...
Museums / Galleries Oaxaca City
 
Museo Shan-Dany
The tiny Museo Shan-Dany has some interesting...
Museums / Galleries Santa Ana del Valle
 
Palacio de Gobierno
The 19th-century neoclassical state capitol is on...
Government Buildings Oaxaca City
 
Parque Nacional Laguna Chacahua
About 74 km (46 mi) west of Puerto Escondido is...
Parks Puerto Escondido
 
Playa Bacocho
High red cliffs serve as the backdrop for this...
Beaches Puerto Escondido
 
Playa Carrizalillo
In a region full of beautiful beaches, Playa...
Beaches Puerto Escondido
 
Playa Entrega
If you're looking for the best fishing and water...
Beaches Huatulco
 
Playa La Boquilla
About 2 km (1½ mi) east of Puerto Ángel,...
Beaches Puerto Angel
 
Playa Manzanillo
Of Puerto Escondido's seven beaches, Playa...
Beaches Puerto Escondido
 
Playa Marineros
This beach abuts Playa Principal; the only thing...
Beaches Puerto Escondido
 
Playa Mazunte
Eight km (5 mi) west of Zipolite, Mazunte is a...
Beaches Zipolite
 
Playa Panteón
The most popular swimming and sunning beach in...
Beaches Puerto Angel
 
Playa Principal
Meeting up with Playa Marineros at the mouth of...
Beaches Puerto Escondido
 
Playa Principal
This is Puerto Ángel 's main beach, closest to...
Beaches Puerto Angel
 
Playa Puerto Angelito
Don't confuse the delightful cove of Puerto...
Beaches Puerto Escondido
 
Playa San Agustinillo
This divine stretch of sand between Zipolite and...
Beaches Zipolite
 
Playa Zicatela
One of the world's top surfing beaches, Zicatela...
Beaches Puerto Escondido
 
Temazcalli
If you want a bit of pampering, cleanse your body...
Spas Puerto Escondido
 
Templo De La Asunción
Dominating the town of Nochixtlán is the...
Religious Sites Oaxaca
 
Templo de la Preciosa Sangre de Cristo
The 17th-century Templo de la Preciosa Sangre de...
Religious Sites Teotitlan del Valle
 
Templo y Exconvento de San Juan Bautista
About 35 km (22 mi) north of Nochixtlán,...
Religious Sites Oaxaca
 
Templo y Exconvento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán
This towering 16th-century structure and its...
Religious Sites Oaxaca
 
workshops of the Águilar sisters
Near the entrance to Ocotlán the workshops of...
Stores / Malls Ocotlan
 
Yagul
The ruins at Yagul aren't as elaborate as...
Archaeological Sites Yagul
 
Zócalo
During the day it seems as if everyone passes...
Squares Oaxaca City
 
Zona Arqueológica
Just behind the Temple de Santa María...
Archaeological Sites Zaachila

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