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Mexico is situated in the northern region of the American continent linking the Gulf of Mexico on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west. It is encircled by the United States on the north and by Guatemala and Belize on the south and is divided into six tourist regions. These regions are Northern Mexico, Central Mexico, Southern Mexico, The Yucatan Peninsula, The Pacific Coast and The Baja California Peninsula.
Oaxaca City is located in Mexico’s southern region in the middle of a zone surrounded by four valleys. Behind the valleys lie three important mountain ranges, which keep the climate mild with an average temperature of 18 degree Celsius.
In this city, the capital of the state of Oaxaca, you can admire the beautiful architecture of the buildings in the Centro Historico, which was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The edifices include la Catedral, el Templo y ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzman, la Basilica de la Soledad and el Teatro Macedonio Alcala, among other magnificent colonial and 19th-century constructions. As one visit the main plaza, the numerous establishments surrounding the Historic Center, and the traditional markets, such as Benito Juarez and 20 de Noviembre, one will find all kinds of crafts that come from various regions of Oaxaca. Among the most popular crafts are the colorful alebrijes, swords, wool garments and beautiful black pottery. At some of the more traditional places one can try the delicious local fare, such as tamales, mole dishes and Oaxacan cheese. Another favorite is Oaxaca’s famous mezcal, a regional alcoholic beverage made from the maguey plant.
In the city’s surrounding areas, one can visit archaeological zones Monte Alban and Mitla, pre-Hispanic capitals of the Zapotec and Mixtec people. If one visits the town of Santa Maria de Tule, they can marvel at the famous Arbol Del Tule. The magnificent natural scenery at Parque Nacional Benito Juarez and the spectacular fossilized waterfalls at Hierve el Agua are certain to impress. All of these places are relatively close to Oaxaca City, one of Mexico’s most charming cities.

Oaxaca can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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