Windows of Oaxaca
Oaxaca is magical; markets, museums, and plenty of colonial architecture surrounded by beautiful countryside. Five days in Oaxaca flew by and there was so much to do each day and of course we didn’t get to all the places we hoped to. Between visiting museums wandering the streets and people watching in the Zocalo and various coffee bars and restaurants, we fell in love with Oaxaca and I hope to return for a longer period of time. Nevertheless we squeezed in the main sights starting with the museums.
Museo de Las Culturas de Oaxaca
This is by far the best museum in Oaxaca and takes you right through the history and cultures of Oaxaca state from pre-Hispanic times. The museum itself is housed in an old monastery attached to the Templo de Santo Domingo.
|Model of the Monastery and the Templo|
The Streets of Oaxaca
|Traditional Needle Work Meets Contemporary Stylin|
|Alena and I|
|Dancing in the Zocalo Every Wednesday|
Although this museum has a sparse collection what it does have showcases the famous weaving and patterns that Oaxaca is noted for.
There are many outdoor markets in Oaxaca that sell everything from artisanal crafts, to locally grown produce and natural medicines. Sadly the markets that I remember from the 1970’s are gone and the locally made goods have been replaced by made in China type daily wares and household good, but the markets are still fun to visit and spend time people watching and sampling local cuisine from the food stalls.