Colonial Oaxaca is a filled with unexpected color.
Oaxaca is one of the best places to celebrate Day of the Dead, which kicks off every year on Oct. 31.
Mole Verde is just one of the versions of this traditional Oaxaca-sourced sauce, from the "land of the seven moles."
Although this beach has an Oaxaca state address, it's a full day's drive from Oaxaca City.
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.
You can pick up handicrafts, as well as fresh produce, herbs, and even clothing in the stalls at the Benito Juarez Market.
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.
The ruins of this Zapotec city rest 1,300 feet above the floor of the Oaxaca Valley.
This baroque convent-turned-church is praised for its gilded interior designs and stunning exterior architecture.
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.
This pedestrian-friendly street is the best way to travel from the Zocalo to Santo Domingo.
Oaxaca is peppered with churches, including this former monastery, St. Domingo de Guzman.
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.