streets of oaxaca de juarez morning mural

The Streets of Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico

Walking the streets of Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico (also known as Oaxaca City) presents many photo opportunities due to colorful homes, beautiful architecture, artists, and lively people.

Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, Oaxaca de Juárez is the capital and largest city of the State of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Oaxaca de Juárez is well known for its food and mezcal. However, this town is also famous for its rich craft heritage, from embroidered fabrics to earthenware.

The town also displays many murals by talented artists. The following are just a small sample of the beautiful art that can be found throughout Oaxaca City.

Like many other towns I have visited in Mexico, including San Miguel de Allende and Chapala, Oaxaca de Juarez has its share of beautiful churches. One of the most impressive is Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán, a beautifully restored church that was built in 1570-1608.

One thing has become very clear after eight months of touring through Mexico. The people of Mexico love to celebrate and they go all out. A great example is the wedding parades that occur regularly in Oaxaca.

These celebrations are matched by the festive colors and beautiful architecture of the homes and storefronts of the city.

Sophisticated, lively, gritty, and heartwarming. There is no shortage of photo opportunities in this town.

It’s been real Oaxaca, but I’ve got to go. I hear the pacific coast calling out to me.

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  1. As always, you make a city come to life with your photos! Thanks for sharing Skip. I’m loving that last one of the dog! 😍

    1. Thanks Carrie. I knew you would like the dog photo. Sometimes, when I’m taking a dog photo I’m thinking, “Oh, Carrie is gonna like this one.”

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