Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca
This is definitely THE place for all those interested in Oaxacan culture, past and present. A detailed history of Oaxaca's diverse culture and different ethnic groups is outlined right from pre-colombian time. The information is illustrated and brought to life with jaw-dropping artefacts, furniture, tools and crafts dating right back to when life first came to the region. There are also some important archeological excavations brough from nearby Mitla and Monte Albán, including the exquisite jewels found in a Mixtec king's tomb at the latter of the two sites.
Address: Corner C/Alcalá and Gurrión (Santo Domingo Oaxaca)
Tel: 01 (951) 516-29-91
Opening Hours: Tuesday- Sunday 10am-7pm
Casa de Juárez
A little museum outlining the life of Benito Juárez. Some of his possessions are on display but the main draw is to see the house itself- where Juárez began work assisting a bookbinder in his early years, before growing up to become one of the most important figures in Mexican politics. See the Benito Juárez page in our Oaxaca History section for more information.
Address: García Vigil 609 (Santo Domingo Oaxaca)
Tel: 01 (951) 516-18-60
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-7pm
Mexico's first ever stamp museum is based right here in Oaxaca! The museum houses an interesting collection of regional, national and international stamps plus postcards and correspondence including those sent during the Revolution.
Address: Reforma 503 (Santo Domingo Oaxaca)
Tel: 01 (951) 514-23-66
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-8pm