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Best Cultural Attractions in Oaxaca to Visit

by Rick Wendland on June 22, 2012

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Oaxaca, in the southeast of Mexico, is a vibrant and fascinating destination offering a melting pot of beautiful scenery, defined culture, rich history and exciting attractions. This has become a hugely popular destination amongst those who want to get a taste of the ‘real Mexico’ and for those who do decide to vacation here, there is no shortage of things to do.

Although there are many reasons why people come to Oaxaca, one of the reasons is to soak up some of the culture in the area. History, arts and culture are all very popular amongst those who visit this area, and there are plenty of places where you can get a good dose of all three! Some of these places include:

The Santo Domingo Cultural Centre

Split into five phases for tours, the Santo Domingo Cultural Centre is an attraction you should not miss. You can soak up the history and culture that you will find here along with the stunning decor and intricate design, the gardens, the exhibits, and much more

Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art

A visit to this beautiful museum will enable visitors to admire the fabulous architecture as well as the fascinating exhibits. This is a museum that will really appeal to those with an interest in art as well as culture vultures and those interested in history

Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca

The aim of this museum is to preserve and increase local cultural heritage through its exhibitions. You will be able to admire a range of fascinating art exhibits including international exhibits. There are also educations facilities here for kids to enjoy and you can take guided tours to really take in the beauty of the building as well as the exhibits

The Philately Museum

A unique and fascinating museum, this is the place for those with an interest in all things stamp related. You will find some great exhibits here, and you can enjoy exploring an old post office and the antique furnishing that go along with it. There are also workshops and educational facilities here along with some great stamp collections that have been formed from donations from private collectors

Have you visited any of Oaxaca’s cultural attractions? What’s your favorite?

Rick Wendland
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