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Best things to do in Oaxaca, Centro

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Church
“Visit “Museo de las Culturas” , it is beautiful and there you will see the treasures of Monte Alban and will get a good overview of Mexican History. Nice views for great pictures. Don’t miss the visit to the chapel “Capilla del Rosario” ”
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Establishment
“A local spot to experience a bbq at “El pasillo de las carnes”. They grill you the meat and sell you everything to eat there. Be careful with your belongings, it can be crowded ”
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Garden
“You can visit Santo Domingo, Museo de las Culturas and this place on the same day. It will save you time. ”
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Park
“El Llano is an iconic park of Oaxaca. you can walk there. seat for a while and talk. This is a park you have to visit in Oaxaca. And you can be there in 10 minutes or less walking from the studios. ”
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Plaza
“Hard to pick a category for the Zocalo in Oaxaca! Restaurants, shopping, relaxing, music, dancing, pretty much the place to start any trip to Oaxaca! ”
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Mexican Restaurant
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“An obligatory destination in Oaxaca to discover the Mexican gastronomical treasures within an exceptional space in which tradition and contemporary Mexico find each other.”
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Mexican Restaurant
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“Reserve a table on the terrace for a magical and romantic dinner. Casa Oaxaca is a foodie destination, ranked in the top 50 restaurants in Latin America, and #1 in all of Mexico in 2015.”
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Establishment
“Here you can find food and handicrafts. We recommend you to look for Casilda, traditional fruit water. Here you can also find "chapulines" if you are interested in exotic traditional food. ”
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Museum
“Got two hours? You'll need it for the Museum of Oaxacan Cultures, housed in the beautiful monastery buildings adjoining the Templo de Santo Domingo. This is one of Mexico's best regional museums. The rich displays take you right through the history and cultures of Oaxaca state up to the present day, emphasizing the continuity between pre-Hispanic and contemporary cultures in areas such as crafts, medicine and food.”
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Breakfast Spot
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“A great spot for breakfast. The bread is delicious and there are events in the afternoon (music/cocktails) ”
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Hookah Bar
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“*You could find bar and some diferent space and kind of music, my favorite Carta Blanca beer *Puedes encontrar una barra y diferentes ambientes con diferentes tipos de música., y venden Carta Blanca !”
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Museum
“Museo Textil de Oaxaca is free to enter and full of textile history, collections and culture. Oaxaca is famous for it's beautiful textiles and the exhibitions are always beautifully curated. On the way out there is a little shop where you can buy high quality local textiles. This is an easy option to get your hands on a great souvenir if you don't have the time for a Textile tour to local towns”
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Theatre
“If you like architecture, this place is really beautiful to visit. To do so, you have to see if there is any activitie of your interest, they don't have more options to visit it. ”
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Mexican Restaurant
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“Great food and drinks. Casual atmosphere with outdoor seating in an open patio that gets covered in case of rain or cold. Nice bar and great cocktails. ”
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Mexican Restaurant
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“Traditional food from El Istmo, Oaxaca. Cosy and well decorated place. Try mole de guayaba. ”
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Point of Interest
“Full of crafts from Oaxaca's many regions and ethnic groups at very reasonable prices. ”
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