Oaxaca is best known for its expressions of culture and history and for its mix of pre-hispanic treasures and colonial patrimony, as well as for its music, dance, painting, traditions, colonial architecture, and culinary arts. The Spanish founded Oaxaca City in 1529 becoming the most important place in Southern Mexico. Its centre is a maze of colonial buildings and pedestrian only boulevards. This very Spanish city is best explored from the heart of the city, the Zocalo. Here you will find cafes, bars, Indian crafts from around the hills and street musicians serenading the passer by.

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Oaxaca resorts