Affectionately known as "The Land of the Seven Moles," Oaxaca is the capital of the state of Oaxaca. The city is one of the loveliest state capitals in the Mexico, with colonial architecture, ancient ruins, best Mexican cuisine and amiable locals. The old inner city offers many fine examples of baroque colonial architecture dating from the 16th century. Oaxaca is home to some of Mexico’s most magnificent churches, museums and carefully preserved buildings from the colonial era. The Oaxaca temples are the most lavish of Southern Mexico. The city is also home to a number of art galleries and and the most distinguished jewellery and handcraft stores in the region.
Pleasant climate, verdant landscapes, mesmerizing views of the bordering mountains and ruins on the Palenque has earned Oaxaca (OXA) the reputation of an incredible tourist destination. Surrounded by beautiful stone buildings, cobbled-stone streets and a rich heritage of local crafts have hurled Oaxaca onto the world tourist map.
• Every plant sweetheart heads straight to the Ethnobotanical Garden while in Oaxaca. Just 0.2 miles from the city center, this a wonderful getaway to see the most exotic of plants in the gardens.
Best Activities for Night Owls in Oaxaca
• With places like the Bar Sagrario or the Teatro Macedonio de Alcala, Oaxaca shimmies its way towards the most glitzy nightlife reputation in the region.