Walking Tour in Oaxaca
Embark on a captivating 2-hour walking tour through the colorful streets of Oaxaca, immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of Mexican culture, history, and traditions. Starting at the enchanting Jardín del Pañuelito at 11 am, this carefully curated journey unveils the city’s most iconic landmarks, each with its own compelling story to tell. Marvel at the grandeur of the Church of Santo Domingo, a 16th-century architectural masterpiece adorned with intricate details and vibrant frescoes that transport you to a bygone era. Explore the timeless charm of the Macedonio Alcalá Theater, where the echoes of past performances and elegant decor evoke a sense of cultural heritage. Step back in time at the 16th-century former convent, its hallowed halls and tranquil courtyards steeped in history. Immerse yourself in the sensory wonderland of Benito Juarez Market, with its vibrant colors and enticing aromas, and savor the culinary delights of Mercado 20 de Noviembre, unlocking the secrets of Oaxaca’s gastronomic traditions. This enchanting journey promises a vivid and immersive experience of Oaxaca’s captivating essence.
Price / 19 USD
You can pay online
English & Spanish
Included / excluded
2 hours guided walking tour
A tour guide
Food and drinks
Embark on an enchanting journey through the colorful streets of Oaxaca, immersing yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Mexican culture, history, and traditions. This captivating 2-hour walking tour takes you on a carefully curated path, starting at the picturesque Jardín del Pañuelito at 11 am, and unveils the city’s most iconic landmarks, each with its own compelling story to tell.
As you step into the first leg of this adventure, prepare to be awe-inspired by the grandeur of the Church of Santo Domingo. Admire the architectural marvels of this imposing 16th-century church, adorned with intricate details and vibrant frescoes that narrate the tales of a bygone era. The air is charged with a sense of reverence and spirituality, inviting you to pause and reflect amidst this sacred space.
Continuing on this fascinating exploration, you’ll find yourself enchanted by the timeless charm of the Macedonio Alcalá Theater. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Oaxaca as you delve into the world of performing arts and witness the storied legacy of this historic venue. The echoes of past performances and the elegance of its decor transport you to a different time, where music and drama filled the air.
Next, prepare to be transported further back in time as you visit the former convent of the 16th century. This architectural gem, steeped in history, invites you to wander through its hallowed halls and tranquil courtyards. Feel the whispers of the past as you absorb the serenity and contemplate the lives of those who once sought solace within these sacred walls.
No visit to Oaxaca would be complete without experiencing its vibrant markets. The tour takes you to the bustling Benito Juarez Market, a sensory wonderland brimming with vibrant colors, enticing aromas, and the joyful clamor of locals. Immerse yourself in the tapestry of flavors, sights, and sounds as you browse through stalls filled with traditional crafts, fresh produce, and regional delicacies.
Finally, journey to the lively Mercado 20 de Noviembre, a true culinary haven that captures the essence of Oaxacan cuisine. Indulge your senses with the tantalizing aromas of sizzling meats, spicy salsas, and the irresistible allure of traditional street food. Let your taste buds embark on a gastronomic adventure as you sample local delicacies, unlocking the secrets of Oaxaca’s culinary traditions.
Meet your guide at Jardín del Pañuelito, C. de Gurrión 102-A, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., México,the guide will be in front of the garden with the handkerchief with a lilac umbrella and on my head I will have a handkerchief of the same color.
This tour will take place rain or shine.