One of Oaxaca’s main attractions in terms of destinations is without a doubt the capital city that shares the same name of its state. Oaxaca de Juarez is one of the most beautiful colonial cities in the country and also a humanity cultural heritage. It features archaeological zones, convents, baroque temples, civil buildings dating from the colonial age and museums; as well as an array of religious festivities with typical festivities and celebrations.
Magic and mystic can be felt all over some of its main attractions like the much praised archaeological zone of Monte Alban where you find the Great Plaza, Ball Game, Danzarines Building, South Platform Palace, Tomb 7 and the Cultural Museum of Oaxaca; other archaeological zones are Mitla, Dainzu, Lambityeco and Yagul. As far as historical architecture, the buildings that stand out include, Oaxaca Cathedral, Temple and Former Convent of Santo Domingo de Guzman, San Felipe Neri Temple and cultural enclosures such as Culture Museum, Filatelia Museum, Rufino Tamayo pre-Columbian art museum, Photographic Center Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Graphic Art Institution and the Casa de Juarez Museum.
Anyone who’s willing to challenge their skills, may find in this destination the best natural settings for ecotourism, camping, mountain biking and the opportunity to experience an amazing balloon flight; not to mention the festivities, which can‘t be forgotten along with the Guelaguetza show when visiting Oaxaca.
The municipality that was hometown of one of the most celebrated presidents of Mexico, Benito Juarez is a prominent place with old fashion feeling, though with the most advanced facilities to make your leisure time an agreeable time.