By Anne Thomas
Oaxaca
Mexico
Photo gallery
The state capitol of Oaxaca, Oaxaca City is filled with history, culture and beautiful archaeology.  Here, in Oaxaca City, you will be immersed in its rich and diverse history.  You will enjoy beautiful vistas as far as the eyes can see. And take part in the city’s rich heritage!

EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your next trip to Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico.  You can reach Oaxaca City by one of two airports: Oaxaca Xoxocotlan International Airport (OAX) or Bahias de Huatulco International Airport (HUX).  You can book your flight today with EscapeWizard.com by following this link: (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php).  Oaxaca City offers a number of hotels and resorts for tourists.  Visit EscapeWizard.com at this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book your stay.

The landscape surrounding Oaxaca City is filled ancient archaeology that is a must see when visiting.  EscapeWizard.com suggests you visit Monte Alban, southwest of the city off the state highway.  Monte Alban was the pre-Hispanic capital in the region during the period inhabited by the Zapotecs.  During the postclassical period the Mixtecs occupied it.   At the Monte Alban you will find rooms, burial sites, tombs, monuments and more.  Another archaeological site you should visit is Mitla.  Mitla is located southeast of the city.  For the Zapotecs, this was an important ceremonial center.  After the Mixtecs inhabited the region, they built some of its most important structures including Grupo de las Columnas.  A few other sites include Dainzu, Lambityeco, and Yagul.

Declared a World Heritage Site, the Historic Center in Oaxaca City is filled with beautiful historic buildings.  Among the buildings is Alameda da Leon where potters sold their goods. Make sure to visit the Templo y Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzman.  This building includes 10 chapels and a large dome with over a hundred paintings of religious martyrs.  There are many more sites to visit so make to sure to tour the Historic Center.

Oaxaca City has a number of museums to visit and learn about the Oaxacan culture.  EscapeWizard.com suggests you visit the Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca or the Museum of Oaxacan Culture.  The museum has a collection of regional pre-Hispanic archaeological pieces.  If you like contemporary artwork, visit the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo or the Contemporary Art Museum.  A few other museums include the Museo de Arte Prehispanico Rufino Tamayo (Pre-Hispanic Museum of Art) or the Museo Casa de Juarez (Juarez Museum).

Oaxaca City offers a wide variety of outdoor activities.  Visit the Benito Juarez National Park, a perfect place for camping, horseback riding, or mountain biking.  Or Llano Grande where you will find a 100-foot waterfall!  Tlacolula is where you will find hot-air balloon rides. Take a balloon ride and get a picturesque view of the Tlacolula Valley.

EscapeWizard.com suggests Planetario Nundehui, a perfect place to take children.  The Planetario Nundehui is a research center with a planetarium. 

EscapeWizard.com encourages you to try the local food, which is a mix of indigenous and Spanish cuisine.  Popular dishes found in Oaxaca City include tamales, moles and tejate.  Throughout the city, you will find a wide variety of stores offering crafts, clothing and food.  Oaxaca City has a vibrant nightlife where you taste a variety of tequilas, try the regional mezcal drink and dance to Latin music.

Oaxaca City has so much more to offer visitors.  Book your next vacation in Oaxaca City, Mexico by clicking on the link above!