colonial state and has the added and a pedestrian-only plaza around the zocalo.
Oaxacas Sidewalk Cafés line the Zocalo giving it  a unique ambiance and the pedestrian streets encourage walking, band concerts, social gatherings, and  the occasional political demonstration.
Visitors from the surrounding villages dress in embroidered finery and hand-spun wool when they  gather  in the city plaza to celebrate the ancient rituals that they have combined with the Christian celebrations introduced by the Spanish.
Oaxaca, Mexico, Famed for Regional Cuisine, Artisans, and Ancient Ruins
Nineteen preserved Churches and Cathedrals in Oaxaca city
Oaxaca Cathedral,  Meet here for church tour
Camino Real Hotel, located in convent is an elegant spot for lodging, dining, entertainment
The markets of the city draw villagers and tourists for shopping . Chocolate fresh ground
Each village in the valley specializes in a craft and trade; home made goods come to the Oaxaca City markets
OAXACA, Mexico
Famed for Regional Cuisine, Artisans, Ancient Ruins and its colonial architecture , Oaxaca offers photographers color and texture like no other city.
Located on a wide alluvial plain at 5,000 feet elevation, the colonial city built in the mid 1500s retains much of its ethnic diversity with  eleven or more indigenous languages still spoken in the mountains and the coast within the State.   
Festivals like the
Day of the Dead and the Night of the Radishes are unique and colorful events.
Direct flights from Houston reach Oaxaca's modern jet port which also has service by Mexicana and Aero Mexico from Mexico City.
Oaxaca Ruin sites within 30 miles from the city
Oaxaca Events and church tours : Two hour tour of churches and other places. Get an insiders look at Oaxaca. Meet Linda at Zocalo in front of Cathedral at 10:00 AM Tuesdays and Saturdays   ridgecliff@hotmail.com
More Info
Tourist Information Center Colonial Tel.  951-516-0123
How to Get There
From the Zocalo go north to the Llano Park and the theatre building at 703, the office is on the right side of the building.
Oaxaca, Mexico is famed for Regional Cuisine, Artisans, and Ancient Ruins.  Oaxaca City has been preserved in its colonial state and has the added feature of two pedestrian-only streets and a pedestrian-only plaza around the zocalo which  encourages walking, band concerts, social gatherings,
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