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Zócalo Oaxaca

40 locals recommend ·

Tips from locals

Shelly
Shelly
November 30, 2018
Hard to pick a category for the Zocalo in Oaxaca! Restaurants, shopping, relaxing, music, dancing, pretty much the place to start any trip to Oaxaca!
Antonio
Antonio
April 15, 2018
Main square of the city: lively, great food, drinks and wonderful atmosphere.
Efraín Paulino
Efraín Paulino
September 11, 2018
This is the center of Oaxaca where you can visit the cathedral and find great restaurants around. There is a concert every Sunday at 12h.
Alvaro
Alvaro
November 24, 2019
it is the cultural and historical center of the city with restaurants, cafes, concerts, mariachis, the cathedral and the main government building. It is a colorful multicultural interesting place
Zac
Zac
May 21, 2017
The town square or Zócalo is always busy, this area is full on tourist land. Worth a wander but it can get annoying with constantly being asked to buy trinkets or go on tours. There are many restaurants around the Zócalo, but they are overpriced and you will get interrupted a fair bit by people…

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Book Store
“Wonderful cafe with lots of vegetarian options, plus an independent book store and tiny organic and natural foods market for snacks to go: try the vegan cheeses and kombucha. Run by a cooperative of local women who are involved in social justice projects.”
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Art Gallery
“This is an awesome and extraordinary art library, and of the first public projects from the renowned artist Francisco Toledo. The patio is delicious to read the newspaper, and the exhibitions in the gallery are usually pretty good.”
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Garden
“The Ethnobotanical Garden in Oaxaca is fairly unique in its concept and has proved very successful. In 1993 the Military moved out of Santo Domingo church and grounds, and the space was decided, after some petition, to be used for a ethnobotanical garden, a celebration of both ecology and culture.”
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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.”
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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. ”
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Location
Centro, Oax. 68000