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Recognized as one of the most famous cultural icons of Oaxaca, mezcal is a distillate capable of seducing locals and strangers with its artisanal roots and great taste. The opportunity to discover the origins of the distillate, from the hand of its own producers, is an offer that few would dare to reject, even in...
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The U.N. world heritage committee has designated Mexico’s Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Valley as a mixed site, meaning it has human and natural features worthy of note and preservation. The oldest evidence of corn domestication has been found in caves in the Tehuacan valley, in the southern state of Oaxaca. Researchers have found evidence farmers were domesticating corn...
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Researcher Óscar Méndez Espinosa presented the first “Dictionary of the Zapotec Language”, a work in five volumes that contains 60 thousand words and integrates the basic word of all Zapotec speaking communities in Oaxaca, in its 62 variants. Although the author, originally from the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec and currently a professor at the...
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convents of Oaxaca
To visit the convents of Oaxaca is to take a trip to a mysterious past, in which the sacred was mixed with the everyday. Here we present a journey through the splendor that is only found in these Oaxacan buildings. Discover these three colonial treasures located in the towns of Coixtlahuaca, Yanhuitlán, and Teposcolula. Its marvelous architecture will...
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Visit these three destinations where there are specialists that guide you through a spiritual cleansing that help to restore your mojo with positive energy. Catemaco [Veracruz] For decades, Catemaco, a town located in the south of the state of Veracruz, is one of the places with the highest concentration of sorcerers, who have made this...
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oaxaca wedding
A traditional Oaxaca wedding fills you with the identity and culture of Oaxaca that many have forgotten, the wedding traditions reflect the history and culture of the area and remind people of where they come from, what they are, and above all, that they are part of that history and culture. Grab a live turkey,...
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Ruta Mágica de las Artesanías
Watch the art and creativity reflected in the fine touches given to each of the pieces made, with love and dedication, by the inhabitants of the six communities that make up the Ruta Mágica de las Artesanías (Magic Route of Handicrafts). Attests to the artesanal processes of the great Oaxacan masters who conserve and transmit...
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Huautla de Jiménez
Huautla de Jiménez, town among the clouds and home of the Mazatecs, who invite you to participate in their ancient traditions. Live the experience of knowing their language, songs, dances and traditional medicine heritage of the famous Maria Sabina, Priestess of the mushrooms. Huautla de Jiménez is a municipality in the district of Teotitlán in...
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black pottery
Since pre-Columbian times, clay has been a material highly prized by Mexicans for the use of pieces for utilitarian, decorative or rituals, raw material worked with such mastery and with a great diversity of techniques and finishes. In the central valleys of Oaxaca the Zapotecs and the Mixtecs worked the so-called black pottery, but it...
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Guelaguetza 2018
The state of Oaxaca has finalized the details for Guelaguetza 2018 so that once again it can break new records for national and foreign tourists to Oaxaca’s largest annual event. As every year, in Cerro del Fortín, the different delegations that comprise the eight regions: Cañada, Costa, Istmo, Mixteca, Papaloapan Basin Region, Sierra Sur, Sierra...
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