Friday, June 9th, 2023
By Jessica Hernández
We know that the entire state of Oaxaca has beautiful places worthy of being captured not only with our eyes and in our minds but also in photographs. On this occasion, we present 5 spots in the center of the city that we recommend so that during your stay here you can take unique photos to share them on your social networks and surprise your followers, in addition to capturing the memory of your trip to this enigmatic city.
1.- Jardín Etnobótanico
Located on Reforma Street, just behind the Temple of Santo Domingo, this is a space dedicated to the protection and exhibition of hundreds of endemic plants of the state. It began in 1998 with the planting of these and it is planned that in a very soon finish planting perennial species. There are in this garden plants from different ecosystems of the regions of the state, we can find species from arid, humid climates, tropical zones, cold and temperate mountainous areas, etc.
In addition of being in charge of the exhibition of so many species of plants, the Ethnobotanical Garden has also the task of of carrying out research on the care and propagation of this flora in order to continue its preservation in the state and in the country.
Do not miss the opportunity to go and take a picture in one of its spaces like this👇 .
2.- Barrio de Jalatlaco
This is one of the most beautiful places in the historic center, in its colonial-style streets you will find facades with colorful murals that reflect the traditions and culture of the state. This neighborhood dates back to the 16th century, and it is precisely the houses, businesses, and churche that are found there that make those who visit it fall in love with it, and that definitely motivates you to take pictures in each of its corners and facades. This neighborhood is known for being beautifully decorated on special dates such as the Day of the Dead, Christmas, and others.
3.- Andador Turístico
A must-see is undoubtedly the city’s tourist walkway, Macedonio Alcalá Street connects the heart of the city, the zócalo, with the Santo Domingo temple, another site also famous for its impressive view. Along this walkway you will find local handicraft shops, coffee, and many more products, like most of the streets in the center, the walkway is captivated by its colonial-style architecture. In this place, you can always see “calendas” of the weddings and/or baptisms celebrated, as well as the invitations prior to the Guelaguetza festival.
4.- Teatro Macedonio Alcalá
This theater built in 1909 in art nouveau style is considered one of the most important in the country, and no wonder, since its impressive French-influenced modernist architectural style provides an elegant and imposing view. Thousands of artistic shows have been presented there over the years. During your stay, do not hesitate to go to a play or show that is presented there and of course take a picture inside this elegant enclousure or outside, in fronto of its masterful façade.
5.- Museo de Filatelia
This museum dedicated to the exhibition and collection of stamps from different parts of the world is ideal for a good photo session, you will love its huge cacti located in one of its patios. Also, if you are looking for a nice place to take photos of your pets, the MUFI is perfect, since it has the characteristic of being pet friendly.
It is difficult to list only 5 places because we know that there are in the city many corners and beautiful facades waiting to be captured by a lens. Don’t forget to also walk the streets of García Vigil, 5 de Mayo, and of course the city’s zócalo and share your photos using the hashtag #silmexico.