Attractions

  • Luis Donaldo Colosio Park

    Address:
    1o. de Mayo, Agencia Municipal de San Felipe del Agua, 68020 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico .

    The “Luis Donaldo Colosio Murrieta” Children's Coexistence Park located in the San Felipe del Agua agency, in the municipality of Oaxaca de Juárez, is a natural space that the Government of State offers for the enjoyment of Oaxacan families.

    This property has beach volleyball courts, fast soccer, basketball, baseball field, outdoor gym area and a jogging track, to which the general population can have free access to perform various physical activation exercises, family life and learning.

    Likewise, it has recreational areas for all ages, shaded areas ideal for a "picnic" with family or friends, where they can even join the craft classes that are taught from Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Also in this place there is a playroom, a place dedicated to individual or family reading aimed at boys and girls from 3 to 16 years of age, this from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday, with more than 900 reading options of various genres.

    In addition, with the purpose of strengthening the knowledge acquired during the school period of secondary, high school and university students, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry consultancies are offered from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8: 00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    For these reasons, the Secretariat of Administration invites Oaxacan families to enjoy the attractions and options offered by the “Luis Donaldo Colosio” Park.

  • Santo Domingo Church

    Address:
    C. Macedonio Alcalá s/n, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico .

    Gorgeous Santo Domingo is the most splendid of Oaxaca’s churches, with a finely carved baroque facade and nearly every square centimeter inside decorated in 3D relief with intricate gilt designs swirling around a profusion of painted figures. Most elaborate of all is the 18th-century Capilla de la Virgen del Rosario (Rosary Chapel) on the south side. The whole church takes on a magically warm glow during candlelit evening Mass.

    Santo Domingo was built mainly between 1570 and 1608 as part of the city’s Dominican monastery, with the finest artisans from Puebla and elsewhere helping in its construction. Like other big buildings in this earthquake-prone region, it has immensely thick stone walls.

    Santo Domingo de Guzmán (1172−1221), the Spanish monk who founded the Dominican order, appears as the right-hand one of the two figures holding a church in the center of the facade, and his elaborate family tree adorns the ceiling immediately inside. The Dominicans observed strict vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, and in Mexico they protected the indigenous people from other colonists’ excesses.

  • 20th November Market

    Address:
    20 de Noviembre 512, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax. .

    The 20th November market (Mercado 20 de Noviembre) in Oaxaca City centre is a must see, especially if you are hungry! The sights and smells of 20th November market are captivating especially if you haven’t visited a market in Oaxaca before.

    The 20 de Noviembre market has a variety of food stalls where you can sample many Oaxacan specialties, but carnivores flock to the one corridor that's known as "El Pasillo de las Carnes Asadas" (the grilled meats aisle). Follow your nose to find it: smoke and the smell of meat grilling are thick in the air. You can select the raw meat that looks best to you and have it grilled to your specifications as you watch on. Find a spot at one of the long tables with benches and order salsa and guacamole to accompany your feast. Buy some tortillas from one of the passing vendors, and enjoy!

    However is not all about grilled meat; there are many other foods available to buy there too, such as mole, empanadas etc. There is also the usual market merchandise that is typical to all markets in Oaxaca, dried chilies, vegetables, artisans etc. This market has the impression of merging with the Benito Júarez market as one is in front of the other.

  • Sport city

    Address:
    Blvd. la Salle 113, Ejido Guadalupe Victoria, 68026 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax. .

    Sport Oaxaca City is part of a chain of Sport City gyms present throughout the country. With over fifty branches, they decided to risk a new building looking for a new regional market, and accepted a project built with traditional materials. A totally different aesthetic from other spaces owned by the chain, which are characterized by state of the art building systems that seek to reinforce its image of modernity.

    These bricks were placed on a foundation with 750 cubic meters of stone carved by hand and set with lime and sand mortar, the same that was used for the adobe. The walls are used as load bearing systems respecting the traditional structural schemes, without the introduction of vertical concrete reinforcements, showing that it is possible to do without them when the design respects the qualities and limits of the organic behavior of natural materials.

    In the courtyard, a towering bamboo roof was built between two buildings of different nature, one made of reinforced concrete and the other made of adobe, a metaphor for a building that seeks to reconcile different materials, representing the connection between past and present. The roof was erected on concrete pillars that connect to the bamboo by metal connectors, which were later covered by plywood, cardboard asphalt and handmade yellow tile.

    The construction of the bamboo roof provided a very important component of technology transfer to the project. The structure was made by students from local universities who have worked as part of the team in community projects over the past three years.

    The entire complex was designed to harness natural resources. The building is equipped with systems for capturing rainwater and energy, and uses passive strategies such as water harvesting and natural ventilation, which occurs through a horizontal opening extending along the top of the adobe walls. Thus, together with the high thermal inertia provided by the adobe, it was possible to avoid using air conditioning systems and reduce energy costs over the life of the building. Additionally, 500 square meters of solar thermal panels were installed on the south side of the roof, for water heating, again taking advantage of clean and unlimited natural energy.

    It is also important to refer also to the fact that the 140,000 bricks and 22,000 tiles used in the complex were produced by hand in local communities, each brick and each tile contain traces of the craftsman who produced it, giving the material a human and aesthetic quality. Finally, the economic contribution derived from these production processes has been vital to maintain the regional traditions as well as the value and promotion of its craftsmanship.

  • Plaza Mercury

    Address:
    Blvd. la Salle 202, Agencia Municipal de San Felipe del Agua, 68026 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax. .

    -Boliche

    -Gotcha láser

    -Holo Gate

    -Fun times with friends

  • Benito Juarez market

    Address:
    Las Casas S/N, entro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax. .

    Vibrant covered marketplace with vendors selling produce, prepared foods, crafts & textiles.

    This delightfully eclectic market has a small bit of everything Oaxacan. Though not indicated the Benito Júarez market is divided into sections, all of the butchers are in one part, all the artisans in another, and all the cheese-makers in another etc. In this wonderful little market you can find pretty much anything that you could want to buy as there is a small representation of all things Oaxacan here. The Benito Júarez market is quite popular with tourists due to its central location, but it is also very popular with Oaxacans. With the Benito Júarez market being so close to the centre can you afford not to visit?

  • Monte Albán

    Address:
    Ignacio Bernal S/N, San Pedro Ixtlahuaca, Oax. .

    Monte Albán is a large archaeological site located near the city of Oaxaca in southern Mexico. It was the capital of the Zapotec civilization from around 500 BC to 800 AD.

    Is one of the most important archeological sites in Oaxaca, was one of the first cities in Mesoamerica and was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, along with the colonial city of Oaxaca. This is one of the top ten Oaxaca city sights you shouldn't miss.