Founded by the Spanish in 1521 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987, Oaxaca is one of Mexico’s most delightful and popular cities. Each October the city hosts an unusual, supernatural event - the 'Day of the Dead'.
Oaxaca is a pretty town full of cobbled streets with charming little shops and restaurants. There are numerous attractions such as museums, the impressive Santo Domingo church, plazas and Indian markets all making it an intriguing place to spend a few days. It's a fabulous spot to wander around or simply sit in one of the outdoor cafes soaking up the atmosphere.
If you are in Oaxaca during the end of October to the start of November, then you should not miss the Day of the Dead celebrations, where the dead are thought to return to commune with the living. It is however, not a sombre occasion but one which is as joyful as it is poignant.
One of Mexico’s most delightful and popular cities, easily reached by plane from Mexico City, Oaxaca lies in a high valley in the south of the country and is surrounded by fascinating Zapotec ruins and traditional villages.
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