Oaxaca Tours


We will move to the convent of San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, which was founded in 1558 by Fray Antonio de la Serna as a spiritual refuge for the friars who exercised their pastoral care in the city of Oaxaca and served as a retirement home throughout the viceregal era. The original church looked different from what we know today, as the high choir, interior decoration, and façade were added in the early 18th century. However, the original convent, of modest dimensions, has not changed. Although the exact date of the organ's construction is not known, it is assumed that it was built around 1725-30.

We continue with the visit to the LAMBITYECO archaeological site, Lambityeco means "Lambi", it is a Zapotec corruption of the word "alembic" that surely refers to the ovens where salty water was boiled, "pityec" means mound in Zapotec. Lambityeco is then translated into Zapotec as "mounds of Alembic". The few remains discovered indicate that the occupation of Lambityeco occurred between 600 BC. to 800 AD It reached its peak between 700 and 750 AD. C., coinciding with the gradual abandonment of Monte Albán. Due to its production of salt, in those times, it was considered an important city, within the Zapotec market. The buildings that are on the side of the road, is what has been explored in this archaeological zone until now. It is only a small part of what was this great settlement that covered approximately 63.75 hectares. Likewise, there are more than 200 mounds, not counting those that remained under the current town of Tlacolula. The remains of the houses and palaces explored are a small part of the city. The oldest palaces belong to the chiefs and priests.

We continue with DAINZÚ. Its name comes from the Zapotec words "danni" which means mountain or hill and "zu" Cacto, so Dainzú means "Cerro del Cacto". This area was explored in 1965 by Dr. Ignacio Bernal, who found evidence of occupation in 750 BC. C. to the year 1,000 d. C., the most interesting is the gallery of stone bas-reliefs, which represents ball players in violent activities, with pre-Hispanic attire; as well as the presentation of the four probable Gods of Fire. The site is a place of artificial terraces, displaced from the lower part of the Valley and on the western portion of the hill to which it owes its name. The constructive complex is made up of three buildings connected with stairways, terraces, patios and rooms. The organization and architectural features of the buildings define it as the administrative center of civil control of the ancient pre-Hispanic town, whose vestiges extend to the current town of Macuilxóchitl.

We continue with YAGUL, The archaeological zone of Yagul is located in the first foothills of the Sierra Norte, on the eastern limit of the Central Valleys of Oaxaca and a few kilometers from the archaeological zone of Mitla. From any point of the site the extensive valley is dominated and this circumstance supports the idea of ​​archaeologists that the primary function of yagul was of a military nature. This idea was confirmed more and more every day as archaeological studies were carried out in the area. In this sense, the visitor has in view the complex known as the Palace of the Six Patios. Each of these courtyards is closed on its four sides by rooms with one, two or three entrances and the communication between courtyards and outbuildings seems to have formed a kind of labyrinth. Archaeological explorations have revealed the existence of several overlapping palaces. That is to say that when a palace collapsed, a new one was built on its rubble and the one we are contemplating today was therefore the last. The foregoing is significant because it shows the large amount of construction materials that had to be removed from one place to another, in order to prepare the extensive platform on which this palace rests today. Return to your Hotel


(minimum to operate 3 person)


  • Meal on the road (without drinks)
  • Transportation from your hotel and during the whole route
  • Tourism certificate guide
  • Travel insurance inside the unit
  • Tickets to visited sites



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