Oaxaca Free Walking Tour
Oaxaca free walking tour is a fantactic way to explore Oaxaca, a state located in southern Mexico, known for its rich history, diverse indigenous cultures, and vibrant traditional arts. The city of Oaxaca, the state capital, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular destination for travelers interested in learning about the Zapotec and Mixtec cultures that have flourished in the region for centuries. Visitors can explore the city’s many pre-Columbian ruins, including the ancient city of Monte Alban, as well as visit museums and markets showcasing the region’s traditional textiles, pottery, and cuisine. Oaxaca is also known for its delicious and unique cuisine, including mole sauces and Oaxacan chocolate. The beautiful colonial architecture, traditional markets and the warmth of the local people make it a perfect place to visit.
♦ Meeting point: Central square
♦ Start times: 11:00 hrs / 18:00 hrs
♦ Duration: 2 hours
♦ Language: English
♦ Availability: Everyday
♦ Price: Tip only basis
♦ Note: Booking this tour is mandatory
Free Walking Tour Oaxaca – Itinerary
Free walking tour Oaxaca begins at the central square, where you’ll be able to admire the impressive Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption and the adjacent Government Palace. From there, we’ll take a stroll through the picturesque streets of the city, passing by colonial-era buildings and traditional markets.
Next, we’ll make our way to the Santo Domingo Church, an 18th-century architectural gem that is home to a beautiful collection of religious artwork. We’ll also take a brief stop at the Museum of Oaxacan Cultures, where you can learn about the history and customs of the Zapotec and Mixtec peoples who have called this region home for thousands of years.
As we continue on our tour, we’ll have the opportunity to explore the traditional arts and crafts that Oaxaca is famous for, such as hand-woven textiles and intricate pottery. We’ll also take a visit to the nearby Mercado 20 de Noviembre, where you can sample some of the delicious local cuisine.
The tour will end back at the central square, where you’ll have the chance to take in one last look at the impressive Cathedral and Government Palace before saying goodbye. With its rich history, vibrant culture, and beautiful architecture, Oaxaca is a city that is not to be missed!