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Find culture, history and excellent souvenir shopping on this 4.5-hour guided tour of the city of Oaxaca. Explore by foot the ‘zócalo’ (town square) and city center, and visit the Temple of Santo Domingo de Guzman and the Oaxaca Regional Museum located in its former convent. Wander the stalls of 20 de Noviembre and Benito Juarez, two of Oaxaca’s most popular markets, and pick up woven goods, crafts and tasty snacks like chocolates and chilies. Hotel pickup and drop-off by coach included.

Highlights

  • 4.5-hour city sightseeing tour of Oaxaca
  • Visit the Temple of Santo Domingo de Guzman, an excellent example of Baroque architecture
  • Explore the Mixtec and Zapotec archaeological exhibits at the Oaxaca Regional Museum
  • Browse for local goods at two of Oaxaca city’s best markets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by comfortable coach included

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What You Can Expect

Oaxaca City Sightseeing Tour: Temple of Santo Domingo de Guzman, Oaxaca Regional Museum and Benito Juarez Market

Browse Oaxaca's markets

After pickup by coach from your Oaxaca hotel, begin your 4.5-hour city tour at the Temple of Santo Domingo de Guzman, a beautiful monument of Baroque architecture. See the Chapel of the Rosary, the main altarpiece and tiled roof, as your informative guide shares engaging history.

Head over to the former Convent of Santo Domingo that houses the Oaxaca Regional Museum. Browse through exhibits of Mixtec and Zapotec artifacts, including the gold treasures from one the tombs at the archaeological site of the UNESCO-listed Monte Alban.

Next, take a pedestrian pathway to the city center and zócalo. Walk around the town square, called Garden of the Constitution, and enjoy the fountains, laurel trees and a bandstand, where marimba bands are known to play. Take note of the galleries, museums, craft shops and restaurants that you will want to check out later on your own.

Fixing for a snack? Head to 20 de Noviembre Market (November 20th Market), also referred to as Margarita Maza. With the help of your guide, discover delicious food from the Oaxaca region, including different types of chocolates, breads, chorizo, mole and more (own expense).

At Benito Juarez Market, Oaxaca’s oldest market that spans an entire city block, you're sure to pick up unique gifts and souvenirs. Scan the stalls for jewelry, crafts, woven textiles, sandals and leather bags.

After your satisfying overview of Oaxaca, enjoy return transport by coach to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

SEIICHI I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Every thing is wonder, stranege and interested.

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

Great way to get yourself orientated with the city. It's not a large city, but I recommend taking this tour on your first day so that you have a better sense of where to go and what to do on the other days you are there. Guide was great and we had a nice afternoon out.

Bandit USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

Great overview of Oaxaca and you really can't beat the price! The guide's English was perfect and we walked around town talking about all things Mexico and Oaxaca related. From the Zocalo and it's impressive cathedral to the markets and the Oaxaca Regional Museum, this tour should not be missed!

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