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Hierve el Agua picture in Oaxaca
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The Zocolo picture in Oaxaca
Monte Alban picture in Oaxaca
Santo Domingo picture in Oaxaca
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Colonial Oaxaca picture in Oaxaca
Chapel of the Rosary picture in Oaxaca

Colonial Oaxaca is a filled with unexpected color.  alantobey Getty Images

Oaxaca is one of the best places to celebrate Day of the Dead, which kicks off every year on Oct. 31. Woodkern Getty Images

Mole Verde is just one of the versions of this traditional Oaxaca-sourced sauce, from the "land of the seven moles."  yyyahuuu Getty Images

Although this beach has an Oaxaca state address, it's a full day's drive from Oaxaca City.  bohemia8 Getty Images

Although it takes a little effort to reach Hierve el Agua from Oaxaca City, most travelers say the warm mineral pools and the breathtaking views are more than worth the effort.  arturogi Getty Images

You can pick up handicrafts, as well as fresh produce, herbs, and even clothing in the stalls at the Benito Juarez Market Steve Silverman Flickr

The Zocalo is Oaxaca's central plaza, and it serves as a great place to relax at one of the many eateries and cafes. You can also pick up traditional Mexican souvenirs here.  Darryl Leniuk Getty Images

The ruins of this Zapotec city rest 1,300 feet above the floor of the Oaxaca Valley.  mikeblue Getty Images

This baroque convent-turned-church is praised for its gilded interior designs and stunning exterior architecture.  javarman3 Getty Images

The Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca adjoins the Templo de Santo Domingo and tells the stories of the regional people from ancient times to present day.  NNehring Getty Images

This pedestrian-friendly street is the best way to travel from the Zocalo to Santo Domingo Javier Castañón Flickr

Oaxaca is peppered with churches, including this former monastery, St. Domingo de Guzman. Charles Harker Getty Images

Don't forget to look up when you're inside the Templo de Santo Domingo. It contains wonders like the gold-infused Chapel of the Rosary.  Maria Swärd Getty Images

Oaxaca Skyline picture in Oaxaca
Day of the Dead  picture in Oaxaca
Mole Verde picture in Oaxaca
Puerto Escondido  picture in Oaxaca
Hierve el Agua picture in Oaxaca
Benito Juarez Market picture in Oaxaca
The Zocolo picture in Oaxaca
Monte Alban picture in Oaxaca
Santo Domingo picture in Oaxaca
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca picture in Oaxaca
Andador de Macedonia Alcala  picture in Oaxaca
Colonial Oaxaca picture in Oaxaca
Chapel of the Rosary picture in Oaxaca

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