Oaxaca, Mexico


Oaxaca is one of the most beautiful cities of Mexico. It is located in the southern part of the country. Oaxaca is a Cultural Heritage Site by recognized by the world body UNESCO. Enjoy your trip around this great city and of course, don’t forget to take pictures!

The Spanish pronunciation is wajaka, the name “Oaxaca” is delivered from the Nahuatl name for the place, Huaxyacac, that means “at the nose of the huaje”, it’s a metaphor, because the city is landed on a valley at the convergence of the Sierra Madre Oriental and the Sierra Madre del Sur, and the most popular tree is the Huaje

It’s one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico (I have to confess, my heart wins, this is my hometown) the UNESCO declared it a Cultural Heritage Site in 1987, because of its architecture, its cultural traditions and its cuisine.

Another attractive place of Oaxaca is “Monte Alban” – a pre-Hispanic city that was an ancient capital of the Zapotecs, also declared a World Heritage Site.

if someday you decide to visit Mexico, do not forget to include this magnificent city on your schedule. You are not going to regret, It’s beautiful. And don’t forget to try all the food, Oaxaca has been considered “Mexico’s culinary capital” You should try the mole, the chocolate and drink some flavor water (horchata, tuna, chilacayota, etc.)

And it’s such a photogenic city.

written by makny on 2010-08-28 #places #travel #mexico #sun #location #oaxaca #paradise #travel-destination #monte-alban
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  1. stuka00
    stuka00 ·

    my brother got married on that church

  2. bruna_me
    bruna_me ·

    oaxaca is unbelievably cool - but you forgot to mention (and to photograph) all those mesmerizing alebrijes!!! typical from oaxaca!

  3. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Wish I was here !

  4. lonur
    lonur ·

    beautiful collection of Monte Alban shots!

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