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Vibrant indigenous traditions and ancient wonders

In the highlands of southern Mexico, Oaxaca City lures travellers with its vibrant blend of colonial elegance, indigenous traditions, and ancient wonders.

Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the city's allure lies in its enchanting mix of Spanish influences, evident in ornate buildings, graceful archways, wrought-iron balconies, and charming plazas, all dating back to the Spanish conquest in 1533.

Stroll through the cobbled streets of Oaxaca's historic centre, where colonial architecture seamlessly blends with vibrant markets and lively plazas. The city's heart beats in the iconic Zócalo, surrounded by the imposing Cathedral and the Government Palace adorned with intricate murals depicting the region's complex history.

While Oaxaca City embodies a harmonious fusion of pre-Hispanic, colonial, and contemporary elements, its true essence remains rooted in its indigenous heart. The townsfolk, preserving their distinct language, breathe life into one of Mexico's most vibrant and colourful markets, Mercado Benito Juárez. Here you can explore the diverse culinary delights of Oaxaca and relish street food treasures.

For art aficionados, Oaxaca's vibrant arts scene unfolds a mixture of traditional crafts and contemporary masterpieces. Galleries and workshops showcase the talents of indigenous artisans, offering a haven for those seeking unique and culturally rich souvenirs.

Nature lovers can escape to the surrounding regions, where the majestic Monte Albán archaeological site offers panoramic views of the valley. Oaxaca's diverse ecosystems, from lush forests to arid landscapes, provide a playground for outdoor enthusiasts and eco-adventurers alike. Immerse yourself in the magic of Oaxaca City, where every corner unveils a new facet of Mexico's cultural and natural treasures.

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