Lying in the south of the country in the foothills of the Sierra Madre, some 200 miles from Mexico City, Oaxaca (pronunced Wah-HAH-cah) is one of Mexico’s most popular tourist locations. It is a World Heritage Site, surrounded by an abundance of Zapotec and Mintex ruins, archaeology and culture. It is nicknamed la Verde Antequera, after the many buildings of local green stone and with its easy going atmosphere it is perfect for exploring and sampling the local food. The cuisine is reputedly the finest in the country and this is a foodies paradise. Cooking classes are widely available.
Oaxaca is also famous for its extravagant festivals, chief of which is the Day of the Dead from mid-October to 2 November, when the memories of the deceased are honoured throughout the country. Throughout July, you can enjoy the Guelaguetza, a celebration of Oaxacan music and dance. Christmas here runs from mid-December to 6 January and includes the world famous radish carving competition – The Night of the Radishes.
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