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Oaxaca is an artistic city in south Mexico, noted for its indigenous culture, colonial heritage and Zapotec ruins.

The Spanish colonial city Oaxaca (pronounced wa-ha-ca), was founded in 1529, near an Indian settlement called Huaxyacac. Its location is ideal, with a superb mountain climate that means it never gets too hot or cold.  The city has a strong indigenous influence and a thriving artistic community, as well as some beautiful Spanish colonial architecture and fine museums, giving itself an unexpectedly cosmopolitan atmosphere.

The state of Oaxaca maintains a strong indigenous identity expressed in local life, monuments, and crafts. Oaxaca's markets offer a fascinating insight into these, with papier- mache, wood-carvings, textiles and black pottery.  In addition, you can visit the Centro Cultural and the Baroque Cathedral and experience the many outdoor Festivals including the month-long Gualaguezta Festival at Easter.

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