Oaxaca : The City of Culture and Fun

Oaxaca is located in Mexico in Oaxaca state which is located in the southern part of the country. It is attracted by thousands of tourists every year who come here to experience the unique culture and take part of the local life. Oaxaca is known for its indigenous culture and the breathtaking colonial buildings which are made of the one and only green volcano stone. The city of Oaxaca offers many sights to see many of them which are of pre-Columbian era. What are the most entertaining and prettiest sights to see in this outstanding area? Let's explore it together!

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Oaxaca : The City of Culture and Fun:table of contents

1. Oaxaca Textile Museum

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The Oaxaca Textile Museum is a very interesting and interactive place to visit with enjoyable exhibits and hands on activities. The museum draws visitors with it's uniqueness and the concept they would like to share. The Oaxaca Textile Museum aims to focus on presenting the textiles of the region through interesting exhibitions. Visitors will be able to experience what they saw in the museum through the workshops they hold in the modest building. Kids and adults are able to have fun in the same time because the museum holds workshops for children and grown ups as well.

2. Museum of Cultures of Oaxaca

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Way before the people who live in Oaxaca arrived there was another culture on the same territory that can be hardly seen today. The Museum of Cultures of Oaxaca is a fantastic place to go to in order to get to know these old cultures that lived on the same soil way before other cultures took over. The museum is a cultural center and visitors will be able to see many jaw dropping archaeological artifacts from the old times, getting an insight into the other culture's life. People can also view some very old books in a convent that is from the seventeenth century.

3. Museo de la Filatelia Oaxaca

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The Museo de la Filatelia Oaxaca is the place to go if you would like to relax or take a break. The building is a charming little museum hosting many kinds of things that doesn't require any brain work. Visitors will be able to see stamps and stamp collections and people will have the chance to admire surrealist art and can discover the artist's point of view. The Museo de la Filatelia Oaxaca has a quiet and calm patio that is for relaxing but the museum also has a gift shop for those who would like to spend some time shopping or just window shopping.

4. Centro Cultural San Pablo

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The historic building of the Centro Cultural San Pablo dates back to the seventeenth century. The building was used as a convent however today it is transformed to be used as a venue for fun activities and many more interesting events. This tourist attraction is very popular among locals and tourists. The Centro Cultural San Pablo often hosts concerts and different kinds of exhibitions. However the most important exhibitions or classes and the most interesting events are the classes that showcase and present the local culture, the culture of Oaxaca.

5. Museo de Arte Prehispánico de México Rufino Tamayo

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The Museo de Arte Prehispánico de México Rufino Tamayo is another interactive and diverse place of events. It is guarantee that everyone will find an activity here and nobody will be bored. The Museo de Arte Prehispánico de México Rufino Tamayo aims to present the pre-Hispanic arts through exhibitions. The museum has got a broad variety of these Mexican arts which can be admired. The charming museum also hosts different events that people are welcome to join in. Such events include but are not limited to workshops and many more.

6. Graphic Arts Institute of Oaxaca

The Graphic Arts Institute of Oaxaca is a special place to visit in the city of Oaxaca. The art institute doesn't only focus on having Mexican or art form Oaxaca but instead it has art pieces from all over Latin America. Visitors will be able to see interesting art pieces from other Latin American countries and get an insight into other culture's art without even having to go there. The Graphic Arts Institute of Oaxaca is a school of art which was founded by Francisco Toledo who was an artist. Today people can go and admire the diversity of the arts through the collection in the institute.

7. Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños

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Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños is a great place to visit if you only would like to see works by locals. The building that is hosting the Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños is a restored building that was built in the seventeenth century. Visitors will be able to see and experience the works of local graphic artists in the museum. People can also listen to lectures while being there or even attend interesting events held in the museum while their stay in the city.

8. Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán

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The Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán is a historic site and a very architectural building. The church was built as a Baroque ecclesiastical building having complex features. Visitors will be able to admire the jaw dropping opulent and gilded interior of the church. The Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán used to be a monastery once which is today turned into a museum that can be visited where people can obtain more information on the church and the monastery.

9. Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca

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The amazing botanical garden of Oaxaca awaits everyone to see some really stunning native plants. The territory occupies more than two acres of land and it is located next to the Church of Santo Domingo. Visitors will be able to see the local plant life in the Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca which aims to represent the native plant life of Oaxaca. The garden is a very interesting sight so take a stroll among these unique plants. There is also a cultural center on the ground of the garden which once used to be a convent.

10. Oaxaca Cathedral

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The very beautiful Oaxaca Cathedral also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption is one very important landmark in Oaxaca. The construction of the church began in 1535 and it was consecrated in 1733. As the Cathedral's name indicates the Cathedral is dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption. The Cathedral receives many visitors who come here to have a minute of piece and to admire the majestic building. The inside of the Cathedral hides many valuable and interesting objects and the architecture of the building is absolutely stunning.

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In conclusion Oaxaca is a perfect vacation spot. The good weather combined with great tasty food and the places you can visit add up to a perfect time and unforgettable memories. The city of Oaxaca hides many more interesting and fun places and besides all the fun and educative museums and cultural centers Oaxaca is a great place to have fun. With many festivals and dancing on the streets it offers places where you can entertain yourself or you can be entertained. Oaxaca is a place where fun is everywhere!

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