Oaxacas Downtown Square

Oaxaca is a cultural colossus evident by its food, history and art.

Nowhere in Mexico does it all blend together in such a powerful way as the state of Oaxaca and its main city, Oaxaca City.

Oaxaca City is special – having earned a UNESCO World Heritage designation.

These UNESCO – an arm of the United Nations – designations are given to sites around the world for their cultural and natural heritage, providing outstanding value to humanity. The designations are rare – only 32 cities in the world have received them.

Oaxaca City is an amalgam of ancient Mexico, deeply ingrained cultural and artistic roots fuelled by indigenous culture and traditions, colonial standards and values.

Indigenous roots run deep in Oaxaca – there are 16 different indigenous languages spoken.

Oaxaca City is vibrant, full of bustling markets, endless vibrant art galleries, fabulous street food and restaurants serving culinary delights

If discovering a vibrant city full of bustling markets, rainbow-colored colonial architecture, incredibly rich history, artisan galleries and workshops galore, friendly locals, and some of the world’s best street food interests you, then Oaxaca City is your place.

Rainbow-coloured, stunning, colonial architecture, are a hallmark in endless variations.

Street food is fresh – brimming with great flavours, endless choices, is cheap.

Black pottery – renowned for its simple, striking designs, is amazing.

San Bartolo Coyotepec – a short drive from Oaxaca City is a small village where the black pottery is superb.

San Bartolo Coyotepec Church

Rugs – hand woven for centuries are world renowned. We bought several.