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Sightseeing and landmarks in Oaxaca

Art museums

Art Museum
“Great view and architecture. The place is a renovated textile mill, located 40 minutes (approximately) from Oaxaca. Check its website for directions on how to arrive and information of events and exhibitions. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Art Museum
“As of a temporary exhibition organized in 1996 by the Institute of Graphic Arts in Oaxaca about Numismatics and Philately of Oaxaca, the importance of the subject became clear and the positive response among the public gave rise to the creation of the Museum of Philately of Oaxaca. A space dedicated to this discipline did not exist and the philanthropic interest of Alfredo Harp Helú, added to the fact that he had a complete stamp collection, commemorative envelopes and philatelic sheets from Mexico, among other materials that he donated to the museum to start the permanent exhibition. ”
  • 21 locals recommend

History museums

Historic Site
“Today Monte Álban is the most important archaeological site in Oaxaca, and historically it was the largest and most important City in Oaxaca. The marvellous ruins of Monte Álban are located on top of a mountain about 20 minutes drive from Oaxaca City and are a must see for anyone visiting Oaxaca City. There are bathroom facilities, a restaurant and a museum on site, and it is also possible to hire a guide once you are there.”
  • 49 locals recommend
History Museum
“Wonderfully restored ex-convent with ample grounds and buildings to explore plus spaces with art exhibits and fountains and a great gift shop which I believe to be the best gift shop in Oaxaca. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
History Museum
“Este lugar es la casa que habito el Benemérito de las Américas Don Benito Juárez García, es un bello espacio que conserva mobiliario del quien fuera el oaxaqueño más reconocido en la historia de México.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Historic Site
“My favorite time to visit Monte Alban is in the afternoon, between 2 pm and closing time at 5 pm, where you'll have the place mostly to yourself. Start at the back of the complex (go straight and take a right after you enter the grounds) and get a magnificent view of the whole site. Then wander up and down the steps of the temples at your leisure. Hat, sunscreen and water are a must, the area is exposed sun at elevation. Visit the cafe on site after your walk for a cold Mexican beer or coca cola in the bottle with a snack. There is a nice museum book store on site, too, with informative guide books in many languages.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Para conocer el museo sitio, reconocer la zona arqueológica y conocer la historia de la ciudad prehispánica. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
History Museum
“Hermosa casa colonial dónde vivió Benito Juárez, podrás visitarla y conocer un poco de su historia.”
  • 1 local recommends
History Museum
  • 1 local recommends
History Museum
“Para conocer la historia de la cultura mixteca es importante visitar el museo regional. que se encuentra en el centro de la ciudad.”
  • 1 local recommends

Scenic lookouts

Beach
“El mejor lugar para disfrutar de una puesta de sol, el lugar es mágico y lleno de energía, es el atractivo principal de toda la costa oaxaqueña. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“La Reserva Ecológica Nanciyaga ofrece un refugio natural para la vida de la selva y para las especies que la habitan. Gracias a los esfuerzos en conjunto con otras organizaciones e instituciones, ha permitido la reintroducción con éxito, de cocodrilos, monos aulladores y guacamayas rojas. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Si deseas admirar la ciudad de Oaxaca, este es el lugar perfecto para observar el valle ya que es la parte más alta de la ciudad y esta muy cerca de tu estancia, solo hay que bajar por la calle de Crespo y subir las escaleras que te llevan al auditorio Guelaguetza, llegando a este lugar puedes dirigirte al asta bandera donde se encuentra la estatua de Don Benito Juárez y desde este punto admirar toda la ciudad; muy cerca de ahí esta un restaurant donde podrás comer mientras disfrutas de una bella vista. (te recomiendo este recorrido antes de que obscurezca por seguridad)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Es una comunidad de uso y costumbres, por lo cual es muy original, están rodeados de la naturaleza, es fresco, su comida es con lo que ellos mismos producen.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Historic sites

Church
“It is a building from 1608. It is a convent and a temple. It currently houses a collection of historic objects from Oaxaca and belonging to the Mixtec culture. It is an example of Novohispana baroque architecture.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Today Monte Álban is the most important archaeological site in Oaxaca, and historically it was the largest and most important City in Oaxaca. The marvellous ruins of Monte Álban are located on top of a mountain about 20 minutes drive from Oaxaca City and are a must see for anyone visiting Oaxaca City. There are bathroom facilities, a restaurant and a museum on site, and it is also possible to hire a guide once you are there.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Camina por la calle más hermosa de nuestra ciudad y déjate enamorar por sus bellos edificios.”
  • 13 locals recommend
History Museum
“Wonderfully restored ex-convent with ample grounds and buildings to explore plus spaces with art exhibits and fountains and a great gift shop which I believe to be the best gift shop in Oaxaca. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Yagul is home to the most important ball game court in Oaxaca and remained occupied up until the Spanish conquest; whereupon the inhabitants were moved to what is now Tlacolula a short distance away. This delightful small set of ruins makes an interesting day out for all”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“por la variedad de comercios. se aprecia la arquitectura colonial y tranquilidad para caminar. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Historic Site
“My favorite time to visit Monte Alban is in the afternoon, between 2 pm and closing time at 5 pm, where you'll have the place mostly to yourself. Start at the back of the complex (go straight and take a right after you enter the grounds) and get a magnificent view of the whole site. Then wander up and down the steps of the temples at your leisure. Hat, sunscreen and water are a must, the area is exposed sun at elevation. Visit the cafe on site after your walk for a cold Mexican beer or coca cola in the bottle with a snack. There is a nice museum book store on site, too, with informative guide books in many languages.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Para conocer el museo sitio, reconocer la zona arqueológica y conocer la historia de la ciudad prehispánica. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Libraries

Library
“Este es un bello espacio donde podrás admirar las bellas exposiciones pictóricas y además hay algunos conciertos programados. (sugiero consultar agenda)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“They have many activities, such as yoga classes, language exchange, volunteer activities, and many more interesting things to do for turists. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Library
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“Biblioteca Pública del Estado Casona de bellos corredores y espigadas columnas de cantera verde construida a fines del siglo XVII. Cuenta con 5 salas que resguardan más de 6,000 publicaciones de temas relacionados con la historia de Oaxaca. Con regularidad se presentan exposiciones y actividades culturales de diferente tipo. Macedonio Alcalá 200. Tels.: (951) 516 18 53”
  • 1 local recommends