-Markets or tianguis: tremulous, heart biting of
a thousand colours, aromas and flavours; uproars, arguments, bargaining,
prices that are said, prices that are discussed; to see and buy…
but, what to buy? That is the dilemma at the traditional, rooted
and really old markets or tianguis of Oaxaca, and amazing labyrinth
of products of all sorts and for all tastes.
In its stands and on the aisles, on its noise and agitation, the markets make travellers realise the dynamic of a city that is still tied to many of its ancestral customs, despite the galloping pace of globalisation.
You cannot fail to visit the Benito Juarez and Veinte de Noviembre Markets, located two blocks away from the Zócalo. The former is one of the largest in the city and a great number of handicraft products, amongst other things, are offered at its sell stands; whilst you will find flowers, fruits and typical food in the latter.
-Towns of artisans: the land of Oaxaca has characterised
for the creativity of its people since pre Columbian times. There
are a series of towns with artistic tradition on the outskirts of
the state capital, with each one specialising on a determined line
Amongst the towns travellers should take into account, we have: