Though I had planned to bunk down in Oaxaca, Mexico for a couple of months, life had other plans for me. I ended up being in Oaxaca for three short weeks, but I thoroughly enjoyed my time there, wandering through the sienna-shaded streets, snapping photos, and soaking up the arty vibe of the city.
These are some of my favorite spots and photos in Oaxaca.
Lion sculptures perch on the four corners of El Llano Park. Check out those muscles!
This park was halfway between my apartments and the center of town, where I used to sit and people watch for a while before heading home.
On the Street
Even though most of Oaxaca’s buildings are perfectly restored, I have a thing for the old, crumbling ones.
The owner of this car caught me taking photos, and was nice enough to offer to take a photo of me in it.
If I ever came back to Oaxaca long term, I would live here.
The church at the end of El Llano park:
This is the famous Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán, a Baroque-style church and monastery and that was founded in the 1500s. It’s a popular hangout on Sundays and for students after school.
What are your favorite spots in Oaxaca? Share your suggestions here.