Oaxaca Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Oaxaca - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Oaxaca City 18

Puerto Escondido 12

Mitla and the Textile Villages 9

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Dainzú 1

Mitla 3

Santa Ana del Valle 1

Santa María del Tule 1

Teotitlán del Valle 1

Tlacolula 2

Huatulco 6

Manzunte, San Agustinillo, and Zipolite 6

Craft Villages of the Valles Centrales 5

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Cuilapam 1

Ocotlán 2

San Bartolo Coyotepec 1

Zaachila 1

Mixteca 3

Puerto Angel 2

Monte Albán 1

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Historic District/ Site 3

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Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 9

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Alameda de León

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

This shady square, a bit smaller than the zócalo, is bordered by the massive cathedral on one side and the post office on the other.

Arquitos de Xochimilco

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

These stone arches were part of the 18th-century aqueducts that carried water into the city. Through many of the arches you'll find twisting...

Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad

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This baroque basilica houses the statue of the Virgin of Solitude, Oaxaca's patron saint. According to legend, a mule that had mysteriously...

Catedral Metropolitana de Oaxaca

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Begun in 1544, the cathedral was destroyed by earthquakes and fire and not finished until 1733. It honors the Virgin of the Assumption,...

Centro Academico y Cultural San Pablo

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The Ex-Convento San Pablo has been turned from dereliction into a stunning new cultural and academic center for the city of Oaxaca. Visitors...

Centro Fotográfico Álvarez Bravo

  • Museum/Gallery

This small gallery and study center is named for the self-taught Mexico City photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo (he won his first photographic...

Iglesia de Santo Domingo

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

With a 17th-century facade framed by two domed bell towers and an interior that's an energetic profusion of white and real gold leaf...

Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca

  • Museum/Gallery

This small but interesting gallery has constantly changing exhibits of graphic art and design, including some extremely big names in...

Jardín Etnobotánico

  • Garden/Arboretum

This sprawling botanical garden inside the massive walls of the Ex-Convento de Santo Domingo was the first of its kind in the Americas.

Museo Casa de Juárez

  • Museum/Gallery

After he was orphaned, 12-year-old Benito Juárez, the future Mexican president and the first indigenous one, walked to Oaxaca from his...

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