Oaxaca, the State Capital, declared Humanity’s Cultural Patrimony by UNESCO, owes its fame to the beauty and harmony of its architecture, the richness of its cultural traditions, the wide variety of its typical foods, and its soft temperate climate, spring-like throughout the year. ‘Oaxaca’ is pronounced as ‘Oha -ka’ or ‘Waha-ka’
Let us spot Mexico on the world map.And then locate Oaxaca in the map of Mexico. Santo Domingo Church, Oaxaca.This city attracts a huge number of tourists because of its large number of colonial-era structures as well as the native Zapotec and Mixtec cultures and archeological sites. It, along with the archeological site of Monte Alban were named a World Heritage Site in 1987. Mount Alban near Oaxaca. Photo by Raymond Ostertag
A month-long cultural festival called the ‘Guelaguetza’, which features Oaxacan dance, music and a beauty pageant for indigenous women is one of the attractions of visiting this town.
Reminded me of my India.
This lovely house had a notice ‘For Sale’. Interested?
The day I was in this town happened to be the Independence day of Mexico and I had the privilege of watching a very colourful parade. But that deserves another article.
Soon, I promise.
(Text with inputs from the internet)
Photos, text & copyright K.J.S.Chatrath 2014.
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