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OAXACA

TOURISTIC PLACES

Oaxaca, one of the most beautiful colonial cities of the country, and cultural heritage of the humanity, together with the rest of the Central Valleys, they are the most important tourist center in the condition. They possess archaeological zones, convents of the 16th century, baroque temples, civil buildings of the colonial epoch and museums; this way also animportant array of cultural manifestations, especially his religious holidays.
The second tourist zone in importance in the condition is the Coast; famous for the beaches of Hidden Port, Port Angel and Huatulco's Bays. In end, eight regions of the condition have something especially that joins them harmonious and together with his hospitable and proud people of his land, invite to the national andforeign tourism in order that they discover the magic beauty of Oaxaca's condition.

Monte Albán
It is the most important ceremonial center of the zapoteca culture located to 9 Kms. of Oaxaca's City. It was founded approximately 500 years A.C. by people of villages of Oaxaca's valley and bloomed up to 750 D.C. The principal square, with his civic and ceremonial buildings, corresponded to the heartof the city and was a probable headquarters of a great market and of the diverse festivities celebrated in the region.

Dainzú
Small archaeological zone in which the interesting gallery stands out in stone of low relief, which shows to players of ball with pre-Hispanic pomps.

Chapel opened of Cuilapan
Majestic conventual set Dominican of the 16th century, where there stands out theOpened Chapel, the Church of plant basilical incomplete and the ex-convent. His name, in náhuatl, means " identical Rio ", former called Coyolapan. It is located to 10 kms. by the exit to Zachila.

Arrazola
Populated where the craftsmen form his ingenuity in wood of the tree of copal, to create a fantastic zoology known like "alebrijes". It is located to 12 kms. of the city.

Santa Maria theTule
Between Oaxaca's natural beauties, one of the most extraordinary is the gigantic and singular Sabino, called " The Tree of the Tule ". It has an altura of 40 mts., a diameter of 52.58 mts. and a weight of 509 tons and approximately 2000 years of antiquity. (Virtual scene in 360 °)

Teotitlán of the Valley
In this population rugs of wool are elaborated in domestic looms, using for hiscoloration natural dyes as the indigo, the seeding wood-louse and the rock moss. One recommends to visit the houses of the craftsmen. It is possible to cross also the community museum, where there are exposed diverse pre-Hispanic objects with which the rugs were realized.

Tlacolula
It is of particular interest, for the visitor to enter on the market or tianguis Sunday for his color andindigenous character.

San Bartolo Coyotepec
His principal attraction is the pottery of black mud that the local craftsmen elaborate, achieving pieces of extraordinary beauty, with technology of fret and polish, same that can be acquired on the market of the population.

Ocotlán of Them Dwell
One of the principal attractions is the "tianguis" that takes place every Friday. Stand out the ceramicsof red mud, the cutlery and rustic utensils for the kitchen. It is located

CULTURE

Fascinating traditions, festive celebrations and delectable cuisines all make Oaxaca one of Mexico’s most enchanting colonial cities. Indeed, elements of the many diverse ethnic groups that once dominated the area are still evident in the city’s dazzling array of art, language, history and culture.
Oaxacaboasts of a wide variety of native crafts, including weaving and pottery. There are about half a million artists in Oaxaca, so it’s no wonder that the area is famous for its local folk art. Perhaps the most famous of native crafts are "alebrijes", popular wooden figures of animals, mythical creatures or interesting combinations of both, and oftentimes painted in vibrant hues. These are sold all...
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