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OAXACA, MEXICO

Look at that building! Interesting Places in Oaxaca City
by Ron Mader

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Look at that building.
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INDEX

Auditorio - Mirador - Oaxaca Children's Library - Xochimilco Arches - City Hall - Casa de la Cultura Oaxaqueña - Centro de Cultura San Pablo (San Pablo Cultural Center) - Seven Regions Fountain - Macedonio Alcalá Theater - Santa Catalina Monastery - Train Station - Central Public Library (Biblioteca Pública Central) - National Pawnshop (Nacional Monte de Piedad) - Educardo Vasconcelos Baseball Stadium - Centro Diocesano de Pastoral (Antiguo Seminario) - Observatorio - Casa de Alejandro de Leon

Oaxaca City - What makes a building notable? Age? Character? Beauty?

The following are a few of Oaxaca's most interesting places to visit.


FOLLOW THE TREES

Antigua Estación del Ferrocarril (Old Train Station)
Calzada Madero #511, Barrio del Ex-Marquesado
The old station (Ferrocarril) no longer has train service. There is a museum, a 500+ year-old ahuehuete and the Tianguis Ecológico La Estación. The station was constructed during the governorship of Gregorio Chávez, who also planted trees in the Llano Park and developed what would become the Juárez Market. The ahuehuete is located about 2 blocks (200 meters) northwest of the train station's main entrance on the far side of the warehouse. (Flickr) (Video) (Wiki)

Centro Diocesano de Pastoral (Antiguo Seminario)
Garcia Vigil #702
Reopened in 2011 after the 2009 tree crisis, the Centro Diocesano de Pastoral, aka Antiguo Seminario Pontifico de la Cruz de Oaxaca, is home to one of the oldest laurel trees in town. Photos

WATER TOUR

Santa Catalina Monastery
5 de Mayo #300
Today's Camino Real Hotel, this Colonial complex was the second nun monastery in the America, built in 1576. Take a peak at Los Lavaderos fountain, an ingenious hydraulic system used in the colonial era. The water flows at a steady rate from a large central fountain to a dozen stone basins used by nuns for laundry. The patio is crowned by a casuarina tree. FYI, before being converted into a hotel, the building served as a city hall, jail, school and a movie theater.

Xochimilco Arches
Garcia Vigil, between Cosijopi and Niños Heroes de Chapultepec
This picturesque aqueduct was built in the 1700s to bring water to the city from San Felipe del Agua. Also called the Arquitos. About three blocks (300 meters) remain.

Pochote Cultural Center
The Pochote Cultural Center was created with the support of Oaxacan artist Francisco Toledo. The center is part of the famous Arquitos. Check out the pochote trees, the rosita blanca de cacao (used for tejate) and pirul (false pepper tree).

Cruz de la Piedra
Cosijopi and Garcia Vigil
Cruz de la Piedra was remodeled 2009-2010.

Seven Regions Fountain
Calzada Porfirio Díaz
This fountain was built during the middle of the 20th century and renovated in 2006. It is decorated with bronze statues from the regions of the state.

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LOOK AT THAT BUILDING

City Hall
The Palacio Municipal is located in the ex-convent of the Basilica near the Plaza de la Danza.

Casa de la Cultura Oaxaqueña
González Ortega #403 and Colon, south of the Zócalo
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Macedonio Alcalá Theater
Independencia and Armente y López, two blocks east of the Zócalo
Constructed during the era of Porfirio Díaz, the renovated theater is the home to occasional concerts, opera and ballet.

National Pawnshop (Nacional Monte de Piedad)
Morelos and Alcalá
Superb example of neoclassical architecture. Built in the late 1700s, the building was home to an organization that would make loans in exchange for people's possessions.

Casa de Alejandro de Leon
Independencia #603
Casa de Alejandro de Leon

Casa Vieja
Macedonio Alcalá #403
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Centro de Cultura San Pablo (San Pablo Cultural Center)
Hidalgo #907
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MONUMENTS

Mirador
Cerro Fortin
Also on the hill is the monument to Benito Juárez and a scenic look-out. Up the hill is the observatory and Planetario Nundehui built in 1978. Want a 360 degree view of the city and its local environs? You can't do better!

LIBRARIES (DEAD TREES)

Central Public Library (Biblioteca Pública Central)
Alcalá #200
The building dates to early 19th century.

Oaxaca Children's Library (Biblioteca Infantil)
José López Alavez #1342, Colonia Xochimilco, across from Casa Robertita
The Bibliotecas Infantil de Oaxaca is open Monday-Friday, 11am-7pm, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-7pm.

STADIUMS AND AUDITORIUMS

Educardo Vasconcelos Baseball Stadium
Niños Heroes de Chapultepec and Boulevard Eduardo Vasconcelos
Guerreros baseball has a cherished stadium with a baseball field that is always green.

Benito Juárez Soccer Stadium
Lazaro Cardenas #1000
The estadio de fútbol! Map

Auditorio
Cerro Fortin
Overlooking Oaxaca City is the ginormous auditorium, home of the July Guelaguetza. Photos Wiki


QUIZ

Find the house where the artist Rufino Tamayo was born and you're one block away from the aqueduct. (Photo)


AUTHOR

Ron Mader is the responsible travel correspondent for Transitions Abroad and host of the award-winning Planeta.com website.


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