Oaxaca is a very special city that retains a close connection with its past whilst at the same time embracing modernity and change. Traditional customs form an important part of the city's cultural calendar when the contemporary ethnically diverse population of the city come together to share in common beliefs, celebrate fiestas and teach about their heritage through performances in the city's many cultural centres.
Oaxaca's arts scene is also a thriving and exciting area to explore. Galleries house big name international and national artists as well as giving space for local indigenous artists to get exposure. Being one of the best places in Mexico to pick up arts and crafts.
Explore all the points of cultural and artistic interest in the city with our Oaxaca Culture and Arts Guide - just click on the appropriate link to find out more:
Oaxaca Museums and Art Galleries
Architecture in Oaxaca, Mexico
Oaxaca Arts and Crafts