Oaxaca: Attractions and more...
Pack your travel gear and begin sightseeing with a trip to the Centro Historico (Historic Centre), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its breathtaking architecture like the important La Catedral (housing the remains of the legendary Cross of Huatulco and a beautiful facade containing the sculptures of Catholic saints).
Also visit Templo y ex Convento de Santo Domingo De Guzman (with over 100 martyr paintings on its large dome) and Palacio de Gobierno (containing a collection of murals depicting the city’s history).
The city is a gateway to archaeological wonders like the nearby Arbol de Tule, which is a 1,400-year-old tree having the biggest tree base known, and the Monte Alban, which has one of the largest ruins in the region.
Take with you unforgettable souvenirs (especially crafts like alebrijes, black pottery and decorative swords) at the traditional markets of Benito Juarez and 20 de Noviembre.