It is a capital city of the state of the same name, located in the central valleys. It was founded by a detachment of Aztec warriors around the year 1486, first being called Antequera, a name that was replaced in 1821 by Oaxaca. It is distinguished by intense artistic, craft and cultural activity. It is also home to important forums and festivals, representing its cultural richness and diversity, rooted in the depths of its traditions and customs. Oaxacan art is a cultural banner in Mexico and abroad; The color, folklore, music, dance and gastronomy, tells us about the ancient art that, inherited by the ancestors themselves, is still present today, after having gone through countless stages and obstacles.As essential places On a visit to the city of Oaxaca we recommend:- Temple of Santo Domingo de Guzmán: It is an example of New Spain baroque architecture. The first construction projects for the building date back to the year 1551. However, it was not until the year 1608 that the convent complex of Santo Domingo was inaugurated, still unfinished. In 1979 it received a visit from Pope John Paul II and was later declared a World Cultural Heritage Site. It is an architectural complex that includes the temple that currently continues to provide religious services for the Catholic community of the city of Oaxaca. It houses an important museum collection made up of historical objects from the state of Oaxaca, one of the most important is that of objects discovered by Alfonso Cano in Tomb 7 of Monte Albán, belonging to the Mixtec culture.- Teatro Macedonio Alcalá: It is considered one of the most important theaters in Mexico, it was completed in 1909 and although at first it functioned as a Theater-Casino, around 1930 it was given its current name. The main entrance consists of three doors carved in green quarry; Inside, the lobby is in the French Louis XV style and stands out for its gleaming white marble staircases and its dome, supported by red marble columns.

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