Celebrating, Oaxaca Style

Church and former monastery of Santo Domingo de Guzmán
Church and former monastery of Santo Domingo de Guzmán

Over the Thanksgiving break my husband and I went to Oaxaca to attend a close friend’s wedding. The city was as colorful and lively as always – bright paint colors everywhere you look, the sound of bandas playing in the distance, and markets to fill your senses for days. Here are a few photos from our beautiful trip – and make sure to see some of my recommendations that follow.

Clockwise from left: Downtown, the Zapotec ruins of Monte Albán, shop within La Biznaga restaurant, Santo Domingo by night, a patio downtown, Restaurante "Tayu," Indigenous art fair, Santo Domingo by day.
Clockwise from left: Downtown, the Zapotec ruins of Monte Albán, shop within La Biznaga restaurant, Santo Domingo by night, a patio downtown, Restaurante “Tayu,” Indigenous art fair, Santo Domingo by day.
Chocolate and mole at Abastos market. A must-see market if you are in Oaxaca.

 

I especially enjoyed these new-to-me places:

Comida: Los Danzantes, Zandunga, La Biznaga, Pitiona, Café Brújula, Tayu.

Hoteles: Casa Oaxaca, Hotel Parador de Alcalá.

Arte: Galería Arte de Oaxaca

A few tried-and true-favorites of mine are: El Serrano Joyería (Traditional filigree earrings made by owner Antonio Ramos Rojas), Mercado de Abastos (For everything under the sun) and Pan Bamby (It’s been on the same corner since I was a kid!).

Do you have any Oaxaca recommendations? Please share.

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