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 19

Puerto Escondido 14

Mitla and the Textile Villages 10


Dainzú 1

Mitla 4

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


Cuilapam 1

Ocotlán 2

San Bartolo Coyotepec 1

Zaachila 1

Puerto Angel 3

Mixteca 3

Monte Albán 1

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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

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

Ex-Convento de Santiago Apóstol

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The roofless ruins of a church and monastery called the Ex-Convento de Santiago Apóstol is Cuilapam's claim to fame. The long, narrow...

Fundación Cultural Rodolfo Morales

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In a painstakingly restored monastery is the Fundación Cultural Rodolfo Morales, funded by the village's most famous resident, the late...

Iglesia de Santo Domingo

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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...

Templo De La Asunción

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Dominating the town of Nochixtlán is the 19th-century Templo de la Asunción, in the main square. The interior is especially elegant,...

Templo de la Preciosa Sangre de Cristo

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The 17th-century Templo de la Preciosa Sangre de Cristo towers over the main square of Teotitlán del Valle. Some parts of the facade...

Templo y Exconvento de San Juan Bautista

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About 35 km (22 mi) north of Nochixtlán, Coixtlahuaca merits a stop for this sanctuary, which is perhaps the best preserved of the Dominican...

Templo y Exconvento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán

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This towering 16th-century structure and its adjoining monastery appear even larger because they sit on a hill overlooking the village.


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