Oaxaca, one ofMexico’s most vibrant states, is located in southwesternMexico and is best known for its indigenous cultures. The Central Valley of Oaxaca is well known for its archaeological sites, culture and fine crafts. Oaxaca also contains a vast diversity of wildlife including plants, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals.
Whether one is interested in shopping, sightseeing or eating great food;Oaxacahas something to offer everyone. The angelic state has unique architecture, top-notch museums, and its own delicious version of Mexican food. Some great places for shopping are the Atzompa community market which is famous for its handmade green-glazed pottery and Mercado de Abastos, the largest outdoor market inMexico. A few places for sightseeing are the Monte Albán archaeological site, the mezcal plantation, the Mitla archaeological site, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca. Known for its fabulous regional cuisine, many people visitOaxacajust for the food. Mole negro, cocido, and tlayudas with quesillo are just a handful of the dishes that you will find here. Some of the crowd-pleasing restaurants are Los Danzantes, Los Pacos and Catedral. When looking for something sweet, look no further becauseOaxacais famous for its chocolate.
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