Oaxaca Vacation Info
Oaxaca General Info
Oaxaca is a state located in the southeast of Mexico. It is surrounded by Puebla and Veracruz on the north, the Pacific Ocean in the south, Chiapas to the east and Guerrero on the west. Oaxaca is the most complete and popular tourist destination in the country. This state has plenty of things to offer tourists, from beaches to mountains, valleys and forests. The capital city of Oaxaca state is Oaxaca, which is a small city that is famous for its specific architectural style.
- Plaza de la Constitución or Zócalo. This site was planned out in 1529 and during the entire colonial period, it has never been paved, nor had it sidewalks. In 1739, a marble fountain was placed in this Plaza. In 1857, trees were planted and a kiosk was put in the Plaza. In 1885, it was added a statue of Benito Juárez. In 1901, a new Art Nouveau kiosk was installed and in 1967, fountains made of green stone with capricious figures on them were installed. This Plaza is surrounded by different portals.
- Andador Macedonio Alcalá. This is a street paved with green cantera, which was closed to traffic in 1985. Today, this street is only open to pedestrian traffic. Along the street, there are important places such as the original building that housed the Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez, the Museum of Contemporary Art – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Parish of the Precious Blood of Christ – Parroquia de la Precios Sangre de Cristo and others.
Aside from the multitude of sight-seeing options, Oaxaca also has a variety of accommodations, restaurants, bars, shops, markets and other places of interest. As a tourist, you will have no trouble finding a place to stay or a restaurant to sample the tasty cuisine specific to this area.
Regarding nightlife, Oaxaca has plenty of places where you can spend an entertaining evening. Regardless of your musical preferences, you will find a bar or club to enjoy your nights in Oaxaca. With so many options, you can enjoy every minute of your splendid vacation to Oaxaca!
Churches and Religious Sites. There are plenty of churches and other religious sites in Oaxaca, from which the following are worth mentioning: the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption (known as the Catedral de Oaxaca), Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, Church and former monastery of St. John of God, Curch of San Felipe Neri, Ex monastery of San Catalina and Church of the Company of Jesus.
Museums and Art Galleries.
There are several notable art-related buildings in Oaxaca which include the following: the Centro Cultural de Santo Domingo, Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, Biblioteca Fray Francisco de Burgoa, the Museums of Contemporary Art, Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Casa de Culturas Oaxaqueñas, Rufino Tamayo Museum, the Religious Museum of the Ex Monastery of La Soledad, the Instituto de Artes Gráficos de Oaxaca, Hemeroteca Publica de Oaxaca “Nestor Sánchez”, Teatro Macedonio Alcalá and others.
Parks and Gardens.
There are many parks, gardens and plazas in Oaxaca, from which the most popular is the Ethnobotanical Garden. This is a great place to relax and take in the beauty of local vegetation and weather.