back to: Huatulco (and vicinity) Oaxaca Mexico
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Duration: 3h 30m
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico | Oaxaca, Mexico
Oaxaca's restored colonial buildings & pre-Hispanic history
Stunning gilded interior of the Baroque Santa Domingo church
Discussion of native cultures at the Siete Regiones Fountain
Colorful handicrafts & produce at the Mercado Benito Juarez
Artifacts & heritage at the Museum of Oaxacan Cultures
Guided tour of Oaxaca
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Oaxaca hotel
Commentary in English and Spanish
Immerse yourself in the history and beauty of Oaxaca—a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site—as you tour its colonial architecture, centuries-old churches, and the green stone structures that earned the city the Spanish nickname “la Verde Antequera.”
Nestled in the valley below the ancient Zapotec ruins of Monte Alban, Oaxaca is a culturally rich city with a strong artisanal heritage, world-famous culinary traditions, and a charming colonial core. Begin your exploration of this captivating high-altitude town at Santo Domingo de Guzman. This recently restored monastery from 1570 is a stunning example of Mexican baroque architecture, with its swirling, gilded, and ornate interior.
Continue on to the Siete Regiones Fountain, built to celebrate the folklore and traditions of the 7 indigenous regions of the state of Oaxaca. Then visit the Museum of Oaxacan Cultures for a deeper exploration of the pre-Columbian peoples of the region and the crafts, beliefs, and traditions that have been carried on through the centuries to the present day.
As you stroll by lively Mercado Benito Juarez, admire the handicraft stalls stocked with vibrant alebrijes and patterned textiles. Listen as your knowledgeable guide recounts stories from the lives of Jose Vasconcelos, Profirio Diaz, Rufino Tamayo and other notable figures who called Oaxaca home and went on to profoundly influence Mexican history.
Cancellation Policy: 48 hours
Know before you book:
Children 2 and younger are complimentary,
At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.,
This activity is wheelchair accessible.
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