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RADIO STATIONS AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS

107.9  Santa María Tlahuitoltepec, Mixe, Oaxaca
This is a station from outside of the city of Oaxaca whose programming is aimed at maintaining and familiarizing the general public with the Ayuujk language and culture.
Web Site: www.radiojenpoj.org

 

REAL ESTATE -- HOME AND PROPERTY SALES

The property to the right, a Oaxacan fixer-upper, gives you an idea just how much wonderful restoration work has been done all over the city and its adjacent neighborhoods. In years past there were many more of these almost ruined traditional homes; now there are very few.

Basic Information for buying land
one square meter equals 1.196 square yards
one acre equals .4047 hectares
½ acre equals .2024 hectares
one acre equals 43,560 square feet or 4840 square yards

For Sale: Small apartment complex.
Email: [email protected]

REMAX, Plaza Sto. Domingo Int. 21, Macedonio Acalá, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)501-1161

 

RECYCLING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Batteries
Used batteries are a dangerous addition to land fills everywhere. In Oaxaca they will now be handled carefully if dropped off at the Hidalgo Market (Mercado de Hidalgo) in Col. Reforma. The Market is small and carries wonderful organic salad ingredients and a lot of the more cherished and expensive vegetables that are hard to find elsewhere.

Click here to go to the "M" page -- MARKETS
where you will find the Hidalgo Market.

Ing. Graciela Poliakoff,
Tel: (951)124-1912
Meet her at the Xochimilco market on Friday and Saturday where she has a display of recycled materials and more information. The market is said to open early, but it doesn't get off the ground until around 10:00 A.M. Save your appetite as there is good coffee and you'll find it hard to pass by the delicious pastries.

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where you will find the Xochimilco market.

Asociación Civil Ecológica Mundo Ceiba A.C.
Tel: (951)192-0419
Web Site: www.mundoceiba.com

If you are going "green" and want to connect with other people like yourself here in Oaxaca, this is probably a good organization to be in touch with.

 
 
 

RELIGION
A light hearted and wonderful day in Oaxaca may be spent visiting all of the many churches and small shrines in town. Each has its own character and many differ in the architectural style in which they were built, reflecting the growth of the city and evolving forms of faith over the centuries. Each of the Catholic churches in its unique statuary also seems to reflect a particular vision of Catholicism. All of Oaxaca's churches of whatever denomination are fascinating to visit and many are truly beautiful buildings. If you would like a more formal tour, consider the following option.

 

Walking Tour of Colonial Churches in Downtown Oaxaca,
led by Linda Martin, artist ex pat resident of nearby Teotitlan del Valle
Email: [email protected]
Tour Days and Time: Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 A.M.
Tour Duration: Two hours
Tour Cost: A donation of 100 pesos or less than US $10 is suggested and all funds go to the support of Estancia, Oaxaca's Ronald McDonald Charity.

SHRINES AND RELIGIOUS REMEMBERANCES
 

Here in Oaxaca as in so many places in Mexico you will see shrines to various saints along the streets, in the churches and almost everywhere else there is a place and a moment to pause. Many of them have intriguing details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
this is a shrine in the shop of Dolores Porras shop
 
 
this is a shrine in the shop of Dolores Porras shop
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Churches in and Around Oaxaca

Basilica Menor de La Soledad
(Catholic)

 

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Carmen Abajo Church
(Catholic)
 

Carmen Alto Church & Convent
(Catholic)

To see more photographs of the Carmen Alto Church, please click here.

 

Cathedral of the Virgin of the Assumption
(Catholic)

To see more photographs of the Oaxaca Cathedral please click here.

 
Church of the Holy Trinity
(Episcopal)
 
De la Defensa Church
(Catholic)
 

Guadalupe Sanctuary
(Catholic)
Parque Llano, Oaxaca Centro

To see more photographs of this church, please click here.

 
Iglesia Evangelica Luterana Mexicana, La Santa Cruz Church
(Evangelical Lutheran)
 
Iglesia de la Merced
(Catholic)
 
Iglesia de San Agustin
(Catholic)
 

Iglesia de San Felipe Neri
(Catholic)
Corner of Independencía and J.P. García, Centro, Oaxaca

This is the church where Mexico's 19th century President, the beloved Benito Juárez, was married on July 31, 1843. He was born and raised in Oaxaca and was the country's first President from this Mexican State that is still highly populated with indigenous Mexicans.

To See More Photographs of Iglesia San Felipe Neri, Click Here.

 

Iglesia de San Juan de Dios
(Catholic)
Calle Macedonio Alcalá, Oaxaca Centro

Click Here To See More Photographs of this recently renovated Church.

 

Iglesia San Felipe del Agua
(Catholic)

Click Here To See More Photographs of Iglesia San Felipe del Agua.

 

Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán
(Catholic)

Click Here To See More Photographs of the Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán.

 
Nuestra Señora de las Nieves Church
(Catholic)
 

Parroquia de Consolación Consolation Parish
(Catholic)
Calle Bustamante y Moctezuma, Centro, Oaxaca
This seems another of Oaxaca's little discovered churches. It is beautifully cared for and of the many churches we visited it seems to have an active congregation.

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El Patrocinio
(Catholic)

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Templo de la Casa de Dios San Francisco Church
(Catholic)
Esquina de Calles Dr. Ramon Pardo y Bustamante, Centro, Oaxaca

This is a very large church complex with adjacent chapels as large and elaborate as some entire churches. It sits sideways to Bustamante facing the San Francisco Garden or Jardin de San Francisco. It is an attractive and pleasant part of the city and one that doesn't seem to have been much discovered by visitors.

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Santo Tomas Xochimilco
(Catholic)

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Templo de la Compañía de Jesús
(Catholic)

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Templo de La Preciosa Sangre de Cristo
(Catholic)
 

Templo de San Matías Jalatlaco
(Catholic)

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Templo y Ex Convento de San José
(Catholic)
This church is one of two that face Alemeda Park in the historic center of Oaxaca. Parque Alameda en el centro de Oaxaca.

Click Here To See More Photographs of the Templo de San Jose.

 
Trinidad de las Huertas Church
(Catholic)
 

Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
(Catholic)
Calle
J.P. García, Centro, Oaxaca
Sadly this was closed on the day we visited. We've heard it is well worth seeing.

 

Iglesia de San Cosme Y Damien
(Catholic)
Corner of Independencía and J.P. García, Centro, Oaxaca
This is a tiny church by anyone's standards, but it is full of statuary. We also found it full of flowers when we visited on Good Friday in 2010.

Click here to see more photographs of the Iglesia de San Cosme y Damien.

 
Churches outside of the city
 

Santo Domingo de Ocotlán, Ocotlan, Oaxaca
Recently painstakingly restored, this is a must visit when you are in Ocotlan perhaps on a Friday to enjoy the market as well.

Please click here to see more photographs of Santo Domingo de Ocotlán.

 

Templo del Señor de las Peñas, Villa de Etla, Oaxaca
This majestic church with its adjacent monastery or convent lies in the middle of the town of Villa de Etla set in the valley in what seems a way that was done before the arrival of the Spanish. It is quite a sight if you are romantically inclined. We happened upon this experience by accident and can highly recommend it to anyone visiting Oaxaca. Begun in the 16th century the structure was not completed until the 17th century.

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RESTAURANTS

COFFEE BEANS Bar & Restaurante, García Vigil 409-E (between Allende and M. Bravo), Centro, Oaxaca
Owner: Damia Agustin Bautista
Manager: Lizbeth Ramirez Lopez
Tel:
(951)501-0140
Cel: 044(951)192-6925
Email: [email protected]
Hours:
Open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 A.M. to midnight. Breakfast is served until noon, lunch is served from noon until 4:30 and dinner service begins at 6:00 and ends when our customers go home.
Languages: English, French and Spanish
Specialty: Whether you arrive with a small or large appetite or a yen for something sweet or simple our menu offers you just what you are looking for. Many people find our chicken fajitas their favorite, but the sky is the limit. From crepes and salads to baguette sandwiches, soup and varied entrees we have something to satisfy your appetite. And may we suggest caramel crepes and coffee to finish your meal with a flourish. We also have a full bar service with liquors, beer and wine. Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner or come by for our cafe "KIOO" a chilled chocolaty coffee with a special liqueur topped with whipped cream and a cherry. You won't be disappointed.
Owners comment: COFFEE BEANS means COFFEE! Our blend of Arabic coffees originally from Ethiopia, is one of the best organically grown coffees available not only here in Oaxaca, but in the world. We are small coffee growers so all aspects from growing to drying (naturally by the sun) are carefully managed to offer you an exquisite coffee which you will discern from your first sip. Grown in the Sierra Norte de Oaxaca at an altitude of over 5,000 feet enables the richness of flavor and aroma to mature slowly to become a coffee recognized around the world as one of the very best. When you drink a cup of "safe Zapoteco" you are not getting just a great cup of coffee, you are also contributing your support to the 18 Oaxacan indigenous communities whose sustainable livelihood is earned from the production and sale of this rich coffee known throughout Mexico and soon far beyond its borders! COFFEE BEANS Bar & Restaurant is proud to be a sponsor of such a worthy cause. We are coffee; come and try a cup, and do not forget to enjoy local music on Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights featuring Oaxacan groups and musicians. We are proud of our Oaxacan culture as you will see.
Café Rugantino, Garcia Vigil 605-A, Centro Oaxaca (just across the street from the Carmen Alto Church which is also well worth a visit)
Owner: Díaz Aguilar Gabriela
Manager:
Raul Vargas Savedra
Tel: (951)501-0568
Hours: Open Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. Saturday 9:00 A.M. to 3:00P.M. We are closed on Sundays
Languages: Spanish and a little English
Specialty: We open early to provide a great breakfast to suit everyone's taste. If you want coffee and a pastry, juice, toast, eggs and bacon, or a Mexican breakfast we aim to get you off to a good start for the day. For a light lunch we have delicious baguette sandwiches made to order with the fillings of your choice. Every day we also prepare a full Oaxacan comida corrida with such offerings as sopa caldos followed by a choice of two entrees and a pastry served with our own freshly made fruit waters (lime, flor de jamaica, melon, pineapple) or perhaps you would prefer a great cup of coffee. For in between times, we serve espresso, cappuccino, latte and American style coffees all day long with our own home made European style pastries such as apple strudel and cheese cake.
Owners comment: We serve only export quality coffees originating in Veracruz and Chiapas. Stop by on your way around the historic center of Oaxaca for a coffee break; you'll come back for breakfast and lunch!
Our Comment: Try the apple strudel; it's very good!
MORE RESTAURANTS

La Abuela a Oaxacan Institution.Algeria de Angelis, San Augustin Etla, Oaxaca

El Biche Pobre, Calz. de la Republica 600, Barrio de Jalatlaco, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)513-4636

Bismillab, Hidalgo #25, San Felipe del Agua, Oaxaca
Edisson Restrepo, Chef & Owner

Blulemon, Pino Suárez 804 (part of Hostel Don Niño), Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)518-5985 or 502-5336

La Bola Centro Botanero, Camino Antiguo at San Felipe 127, San Felipe del Agua, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)102-4539 or 204-7534

Café Royal Bar-Restaurant, Garcia Vigil 403, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)514-3239

Casa Oaxaca (1), Constitución 104-A, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)516-8889

Casa Oaxaca (2), García Vigil 407, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)514-5570

Casa Oaxaca Café Restaurante, Jazmines 518, Col. Reforma, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)502-6017

La Casa del Tio Güero, Garcia Vigil 715, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)516-9584

Catedral Restaurante Bar, Garcia Vigil 105, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)516-3285
Web Site: www.restaurantecatedral.com.mx

La Catrina de Alcalá, Calle Macedonio Alcalá 102, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)514-5704

Chagüita, Local 27, Interior del Mercado Benito Juárez, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)516-1350
Web Site: www.oaxaca-mio.com/invita.htm

Los Chavales, Netzahualcoyotl 300 Esq. Eucaliptos, Col. Reforma, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)513-0688 or 503-8673

Como Agua Pa' Chocolate, Hidalgo 612, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)516-2917
Web Site: www.comoaguapachocholate.com

Los Danzantes, Macedonio Alcalá 403-3, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)501-1184

El Escapulario, Garcia Vigil 617 Altos, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)516-4687

Fuego y Sazón, 5 de Mayo no. 306, Jalatlaco, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)515-3994

Guaraná, Valdivieso 120, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)514-6137

Itanoní, Belisario Domínguez 513, Col. Reforma, Oaxaca
We discovered Itanoní while looking for Pan & Co. after visiting the Hidalgo market in Reforma. Sometimes depending on serendipity is a very good thing and this clearly was one of those experiences. This is a good place to eat!

Manantial Restaurant, Tinoco y Palacios 303, Centro, Oaxaca

Mezzaluna Ristorante, Allende 113, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)516-8195

El Mirador Cafetería y Restaurant, Carretera Internacional Km. 3, Mirador del Cerro del Fortin, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)516-5820 or 516-5150

Nuevo Mundo Coffee Roasters, M. Bravo 206, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)501-2122

La Olla, Calle Reforma 402, Centro, Oaxaca

Oly's Coffee Waffleshouse, Garcia Vigil 304, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)516-5805

Pan & Co., Allende 113, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)501-1672
Web Site: panetco.com

La Parilla Azteca, V. Trujano 201, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)514-6714

Pizza Nostrana, Macedonio Alcalá 501-A Esquina Allende, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)514-0778

Las Quince Letras, Abasolo 300, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)514-3769

Restaurante Bar el Tipico D'Marcelo, Zarate 100, Centro, Oaxaca

Restaurante Galeria, Reforma 402, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)516-6868

Roca, Independencía 1210, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)514-7266

La Rustica, Murgía 101 Esquina de Macedonio Alcalá, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: 516-7696

El Sagrario, Valdivieso 120, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)514-0303
Web Site: www.sagrario.com.mx

Temple, García Vigil 409-A, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)516-3285

Terranova Bar Cafeteria, Portal Benito Juárez 116, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)514-0533

El Típico Restaurante Bar, Zarate 100, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)518-6557

Tlamanalli Restaurant, Avenida Juarez #39, Teotitlan, Oaxaca
Serving lunch only from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tlayudas Libres, Libres 212, Centro, Oaxaca

Vieja Lira, Pino Suárez 100, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)516-1122

Del Vitral, Guerrero 201, Centro, Oaxaca

Zandunga, Garcia Vigil, Centro, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)516-2265

 
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