Oaxaca City.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

Located in the state with which it shares its name, Oaxaca de Juárez (map) is one of the most important destinations in Mexico, owing to its cultural, artistic, and culinary legacies.

A walk through its historical center (map) – designated a World Heritage Site and called the Verde Antequera on account of the majestic green quarry structures- is all that’s necessary in order to understand its popularity. The same is true for the Santo Domingo Cultural Center (map), notable for its former Dominican convent.

Oaxaca’s colorful and culturally-rich historical city center, along with the archeological ruins of *Monte Alban (map), is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Macedonio Alcalá Tourist Corridor (map) is a street paved with green cantera. It was closed to traffic in 1985 and is now only open to pedestrian traffic. Along the street are notable places such as the original building to house the Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez (map).

The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Museum of Contemporary Art, map) or MACO is located here as is the Plazuela (small plaza) Labastida and the Parroquia de la Preciosa Sangre de Cristo (Parish of the Precious Blood of Christ).

The Mercado (Market) Benito Juárez (map). It offers flowers, fruit, ices, fruit drinks, handcrafts, leather goods, hats and knives, among other things. The block to the south houses the Mercado (Market) 20 de Noviembre (map) which is the official name, but this market is commonly known as the “Mercado de la Comida (food)” because of the food stands that dominate the place. It is recommended by México Desconocido magazine for Oaxacan regional dishes.

The Guelaguetza, also known as the Fiestas de los Lunes del Cerro (Festivals of Mondays at the Hill) is the major cultural event in the city with origins in pre-Hispanic times.

One venue is the Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, where regional band come to play, dressed in colorful costumes as part of the opening ceremonies. They march from here to the Oaxaca Cathedral, where they are joined by folk dance groups such as the China Oaxaqueñas, the Chilenas de Pinotepa Nacional and the Jarabes Serranos. Another major event, which takes place at the Jardin Socrates, is a beauty pageant for indigenous women from different regions of Oaxaca state.

The city of Oaxaca has long been considered “Mexico’s culinary capital.” The most notable aspect of Oaxacan cuisine is its variety of moles, which are a type of complex sauce.

The city’s best weather doubtlessly occurs between January and May, as well as between October and November.

 

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

Autobuses México – A comprehensive website with information about long-distance bus services in Mexico, including routes, schedules, and ticket booking.

Also сheck оut мore info: Getting Around (thecity.mx)

BUS: mexicoautobuses.com • ClickBus. If traveling by bus, be sure to take the express (first class) buses (directo, sin escalas, primera clase), if available ⇒ ADO, Primera Plus, and ETN.

TRAIN: Amtrak (San Diego, Yuma, Del Rio и El Paso). The only available passenger train is the Chihuahua al Pacific Railway (CHEPE) operated by Ferromex between Los Mochis and the city of Chihuahua, through the Copper Canyon.

AIRPORT: aeropuertosgap.com.mx – operates 12 airports in the Pacific region of Mexico.

FERRY: Baja Ferries – Provides ferry services between Baja California and the mainland (La Paz ⇔ Topolobampo). Ultramar – Offers ferry services to popular destinations like Cozumel and Isla Mujeres. Ferries Mexico – Offers information on ferry services in Mexico, including routes, schedules, and fares.

Oaxaca Travel Guide | Everything you need to know about the Food Capital of Mexico.

Hello guys 😉 so here is my Oaxaca City Travel guide. Oaxaca is know for being the food capital of Mexico and there is no better place to visit if you like Mexican Food. The restaurants and street food in Oaxaca City are like no other city in Mexico.

In this video I show you the must see places in Oaxaca City, the best restaurants in Oaxaca and some fun facts about this beautiful city located in southern Mexico.

video source: Israel Plata / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

A foreign national wishing to enter Mexico must obtain a visa unless they are a citizen of one of the 68 eligible visa-exempt countries.

Chichen Itza.

Chichén Itzá is the largest of the archaeological cities of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico.

Day of the Dead.

The multi-day holiday involves family and friends gathering to pray for and to remember friends and family members who have died.

Mexico Desconocido is a popular website that covers various aspects of Mexican culture, including cultural events, traditions, history, and tourism. They feature articles, guides, and news about festivals, exhibitions, concerts, and other cultural happenings throughout the country.

AeroMexico is a major Mexican airline that offers domestic and international flights. Their website allows you to search for flights, manage bookings, and access important travel information.

Rentalcars.com – allows you to compare and book car rentals from various providers in Mexico. It offers a wide selection of vehicles and flexible options to suit your travel needs.

iVisa is an online platform that simplifies the visa application process. It provides information on visa requirements, allows you to apply for certain types of visas online, and offers support throughout the application process.

XE Currency Converter is a reliable tool for checking currency exchange rates. It can help you convert currencies and plan your budget while traveling in Mexico.