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Oaxaca (city) Jan 27

The city of Oaxaca is located in the southern region of Mexico and is the capital city of the state with the same name. In this city, tourists can admire the beautiful architecture of the buildings that adorn its historic center, declared World Heritage by UNESCO: the Cathedral, most important temple in the city, its construction began in 1535 and it was completed until 1574. Its facade has a baroque style with sculptures of Catholic saints that frame a beautiful relief in stone with the image of the Assumption of Mary. The Temple and ex-Convent of Santo Domingo de Guzman is considered one of the wonders of the city, it has ten chapels and a large dome decorated with 104 paintings of Dominican martyrs. The Constitution square has as main attraction the portals and a kiosk from the time of Porfirio Diaz in the XXth century. As well as the Basilica de la Soledad, the Macedonio Alcalá theatre, Government Palace, Alameda, among other magnificent colonial buildings. more…