9 must-visit cities in Mexico (Oaxaca).


Home to some of Mexico’s finest handicrafts, including the unique barro negro (black clay) pottery and alebrijes (intricate and brilliantly painted animal carvings), Oaxaca seamlessly melds its Zapotec and colonial past with its vibrant present-day culture. Everyday life is laced with fiestas, including the unique Guelaguetza celebration of traditional dance and Christmas-time Noche de Rabanos (Night of the Radishes). Its long list of culinary specialties, including rich mole and chapulines (spicy fried grasshoppers) make it one of the country’s best places to take a cooking class. While much of the city’s beauty is the legacy of three centuries of colonial society, it is surrounded by intriguing archaeological sites such as Monte Alban, one of Mexico’s most important ruins.

Monte Albán.
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