PHOTO GALLERY: Beautiful Oaxaca City – Mexico
Oaxaca City is the capital of Oaxaca State, situated southeast of Mexico City. The city was founded by Spanish conquerors in the early 1500s. Oaxaca is considered one of Mexico’s prettiest cities, full of colonial stone architecture, cobblestone streets, historic churches and many small museums and art galleries.
Oaxaca is also a major center for the arts, including colorful arts & handicrafts from indigenous peoples and both traditional and modern paintings, pottery and photography. The city is full of small art galleries and museums housed in grand restored colonial buildings, each specializing in one particular art or cultural element of Oaxaca state & its indigenous peoples.
Many grand churches and cathedrals are dotted about the city. Most famous and elaborate is Santo Domingo, a huge stone church located in the city center.
Oaxaca’s streets are lined by renovated historic buildings, constructed in a variety of architectural styles and materials over several centuries. Cobblestone Alcala Street, running from the main plaza up to Santo Domingo Church, is pedestrian only, adding a relaxed ambiance to the city center.
Many beautiful and interesting details can be discovered by wandering around the city center, both inside the courtyards and columned hallways of historic buildings as well as out on the streets.
This photo gallery presents 30 photos of beautiful Oaxaca city from my one-week stay in October, 2016. Please enjoy!
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