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Oaxaca at Peace

Blasius Erlinger Oaxaca

Photo: Blasius Erlinger

With its well-preserved 17th-century architecture, intriguing food (flash-fried grasshoppers, 20-ingredient moles), and thriving crafts markets, Oaxaca has long been a favorite stop on the Mexico travelers’ circuit. Read the article

Destinations: Oaxaca

Inspired by: Rebuilding Oaxaca, Mexico — by Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, Published Nov. 2007

Hotels (3)

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    Pueblos Mancomunados

    A cooperative of eight villages located in the forested Sierra Norte region outside of Oaxaca. Reserve accommodations and guide services through th

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    Camino Real Oaxaca

    Originally a Dominican convent built in 1576, the Camino Real is filled with history. Bougainvillea spills over the cloister archways; a stone basi

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    Hotel Casa Oaxaca

    The bare-bones hotel serves simple food and drink.

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    El Topil

    Drop by this homey restaurant for slow-roasted pork and house-made corn tortilla quesadillas.

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    Mercado de la Merced

    A smaller marketplace off the beaten path. Churros, or sugary donuts, and meat-or cheese-filled empanadas are a must.

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Activities (6)

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    Teotitlán del Valle

    Over 150 families in this carpet-weaving village earn their living by "painting on wool." Their technique, which uses only natural dyes, dates from

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    Monte Albán

    This ancient Zapotec regional capital is about five miles west of Oaxaca. The preserved city allows a glimpse into the lives of area natives from 5

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    Mercado de Artesanías

    The handicrafts market at the corner of Ckilapana and Socaire, in San Pedro de Atacama, sells downy-soft alpaca and llama wraps made by artisans in

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    Central de Abastos Market

    A stroll through the Central de Abastos, the city’s oldest open-air market, is like a journey through the encyclopedic contributions that Mexico—an

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    Benito Juárez Market

    The spot to pick up local produce and blocks of Oaxaca’s famous cheese. Adventurous diners shouldn’t miss the food stalls in the meat market sectio

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    Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

    The former monestary- a 16th-century colonial building with vaulted corridors, arched windows, and magnificent staircases - houses a vast collectio

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