Oaxaca is one of the most beautiful colonial cities in Mexico, declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO. It possesses archaeological sites, convents, baroque temples, civil buildings dating from the colonial age and museums as well as an array of religious festivities with typical festivities and celebrations.
Magic and mystic can be felt all over some of its main attractions like the much praised archaeological zone of Monte Alban where you find the Great Plaza, Ball Game, Danzarines Building, South Platform Palace, Tomb 7 and the Cultural Museum of Oaxaca; other archaeological zones are Mitla, Dainzu, Lambityeco and Yagul. As far as historical architecture, the buildings that stand out include, Oaxaca Cathedral, Temple and Former Convent of Santo Domingo de Guzman, San Felipe Neri Temple and cultural enclosures such as Culture Museum, Filatelia Museum, Rufino Tamayo pre-Columbian art museum, Photographic Center Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Graphic Art Institution and the Casa de Juarez Museum.
More Places to Visit in Oaxaca:
During Holy Week: on Thursdays you can visit the 7 altars; on Friday, the Procesion del Silencio starts in Santo Domingo de Guzman.
The Macedonio Alcala tourist corridor.
San Bartolo Coyotepec, where pieces of black mud are made.
San Antonio Arrazola, where the traditional alebrijes are created.
Santa Maria Atzompa, where the green glass and pottery is made.
The Arbol del Tule.
Teotitlan del Valle, the place to find carpets and handmade clothes.
The archaeological site of Mitla (place of the Dead).
Hierve el Agua, a zone of petrified waterfalls.
Matatlan, where the traditional Mezcal is made.
On July you can admire the Guelaguetza, the most traditional celebration in Oaxaca.