Most popular activities in Oaxaca
Live Oaxaca, visiting Monte Albán, Architecture, Arts and Crafts, Shopping

Less than ten kilometers away is the hill on which Monte Albán stands, a formidable archaeological zone where a Site Museum offers basic information about its inhabitants. Highlights include the Great Plaza, the Ball Court, the Danzantes Building and the Tomb 7. Consider also a trip to Lambityeco and Mitla, 48 kilometers from the city. Mitla is an important prehispanic ceremonial center, mythological dwelling of the Zapotec dead and where its priests lived. Emphasizes the decoration of its palaces with frets.


Oaxaca is one of the colonial cities par excellence in the country, along with Puebla and Zacatecas. Therefore, what this city offers to lovers of Baroque, Plateresque, Renaissance and Neoclassical architecture from different eras, is truly broad in quantity and magnificence.

Since 1987, Oaxaca was integrated by UNESCO into the World Heritage, which gives us an idea of what the visitor can find here: a city preserved over the centuries in which the colony shines with the gold of the altarpieces and the green of the quarry. Walk the walkways that will take you to Santo Domingo; visit the Cathedral and the temples of Cuilapan, the Company of Jesus, San Agustín, San Juan de Dios, San Felipe Neri, La Soledad and Santa Catalina de Siena, among others no less interesting. Do not forget also the civil architecture, represented by the Government Palace mainly.

Arts and Crafts

The craftsmanship of this city stands out for the works of ceramics, textiles and jewelry. Oaxacan craftsmanship is made with the most diverse materials and its aesthetic value is to draw attention.


If you want to camp in the city, to save money and travel for more days all the attractions that are here regarding museums, archeology and colonial architecture, then go to the Trailer Park Oaxaca, located on the outskirts, in the Military Zone. Now, if you prefer to camp in a natural setting, you will have a mountain range of abundant vegetation and fauna just seven kilometers north of Oaxaca. It is an interesting place to go camping, although without services. It was decreed National Park in 1937 with the name of Benito Juárez, granting him an area of 2737 hectares.


In the city, the Benito Juárez and Fonart Market are two spaces in which the handicrafts from the regions of the state are presented, highlighting the works of jewelery, ceramics and textiles. To the south, 16 km away, is the town of San Bartolo Coyotepec, famous for its black clay pottery.