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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Manzunte, San Agustinillo, and Zipolite 6

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Centro Academico y Cultural San Pablo

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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

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

Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga

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Mazunte's local economy was once based on processing the golfina (olive ridley) turtle for its meat, shell, and oil until the government...

Cosméticos Naturales de Mazunte

  • Museum/Gallery

Cosméticos Naturales de Mazunte, an association of natural cosmetic producers in Mazunte, began in 1996 with a group of mostly women...

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...

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...

Museo Shan-Dany

  • Museum/Gallery

The tiny Museo Shan-Dany has some interesting exhibits about the archaeological sites scattered around the area. Of particular note are...

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca

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Although it's in a lovely colonial residence, MACO houses changing exhibitions of contemporary art. Inaugurated by graphic artist Francisco...

Museo de Arte Prehispánico Rufino Tamayo

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You'll find a wonderfully displayed collection of pre-Hispanic pottery and sculpture at this carefully restored colonial mansion. The...

Museo de Filatelia

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The Stamp Museum in Oaxaca is located on a quiet street alongside the botanical garden. It is a small, free museum that celebrates all...

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