The best museums in Oaxaca, you won’t know where to start

Oaxaca is known to be the state with the most municipalities in Mexico, with a total of 570, this is reflected in the enough culture that there is in this, this you can find in the variety of museums, we will help you in a list of the museums that you have to visit during your vacation in Oaxaca.

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Museos de las culturas de Oaxaca (Museums of the cultures of Oaxaca).

Open from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 15:00. 

Entrance fee: $85 MXN 

Located in the Ex-convent of Santo Domingo contains a collection of pre-Hispanic objects from the area to display what was made in the area. It is also the seat of the Francisco de Burgoa Library, the Néstor Sánchez Newspaper Library, and the ethnobotanical garden. 

Museo Textil de Oaxaca (Textile Museum of Oaxaca).

Open from Monday to Saturday from 11:00 to 20:00 and Sunday from 11:00 to 18:00. 

Free entry. 

In this museum you can find designs, techniques and creative processes that have the artisans of the area. This can be found in the various exhibitions they have, the conferences offered by experts and temporary workshops in which you can practice different artistic techniques of weaving, embroidery, binding and more.

Museo de los pintores (Museum of the painters).

Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 18:00.

General admission fee: $20 MXN 

Entrance fee for students and teachers with credentials: $10 MXN.

Located in the former Museum of Anthropology and Natural History of Oaxaca.

This museum is dedicated to promoting the development of art in Oaxaca by promoting local artists with exhibitions of painting, sculpture, photo and video.

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca).

Open from Wednesday to Monday from 10:30 to 20:00. 

General entrance fee: $20 MXN. 

Entrance fee for student, teachers and INAPAM with credential: $10 MXN. 

Free entrance on Sundays. 

This museum seeks to reflect on the state of the territory and freedom of expression through the indigenous gaze. It has the work of artists such as Francisco Toledo, Rubén Leyva, Luis Zárate and José Villalobos.

Museo de Arte Prehispánico Rufino Tamayo (Rufino Tamayo Pre-Hispanic Art Museum).

Open from Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10:00 – 14:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00 and Sundays from 10:00 to 15:00. 

Entrance fee: $40 MXN. 

It is located in the historic center of Oaxaca de Juárez, contains the collection donated by Rufino Tamayo of more than 800 pieces that the artist collected during the year, likewise has temporary exhibitions, check the official site near the dates you will be going so you know what is waiting for you.

Do not miss the opportunity to visit these places and connect with the Oaxacan culture. The best place to rest after a long day of discovering corners is Hotel Sierra Azul. Book now!

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