PHOTO GALLERY: Beautiful Oaxaca City – Mexico

Oaxaca - MexicoPHOTO GALLERY: Beautiful Oaxaca City – Mexico

See photos of Oaxaca here

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.

traditional statue is one of my photos of OaxacaOaxaca 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!

See photos of Oaxaca here


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  1. Aditie

    Hey Lash,great Web page, helpful much. Would like to know how safe is Mexico to travel as a single lady and which areas are the best to stay. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful experiences

    1. Lash WorldTour

      hi Aditie,


      Thanks, I’m glad you’re finding my site useful and interesting.

      I’ve written over 20 articles on Mexico while traveling around this year for 9 months. If you read through those you can find my recommended places to visit and things to do.

      You’ll also see that I’ve found MExico to be VERY safe, especially the Yucatan Peninsula.

      I’m sure there are a few places in the country that are dangerous- just like in the US or Europe – so avoid those spots and you’ll be find and have a fabulous time!

      Go for it! MExico is awesome.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      cheers, Lash

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