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Not Enough Flowers Lets Have Some Artificial Too!Dried Chiles in the Oaxaca MktAbastos Market (Mercado de Abastos)
This is the city's huge central market on the edge of the city proper just across the street from the bustling second class bus station. In past years one could make visual sense of the market, there seemed to be entrances that made sense purveyors of  various products seemed to be grouped ppretty much together. Now much of that general organization seems to have been lost, but it is still a wonderful place full of excitement and foods and crafts, flowers and light bulbs, along with straw hats and children's shoes. Plan on a day's adventure and dive in!Restaurants In a Oaxaca Mkt



Benito Juárez Market (Mercado de Benito Juárez)

From your favorite meats to your most delicate roses, from dresses to teddy bears and hats to hairpins you will find it all at the Benito Juárez Market! This is where we run after dropping our luggage at the hotel. We buy flowers and fruits and tlayudas and Oaxacan cheese (quesillo doble crema) and then we know we are really in Oaxaca again!

For the best Quesillo de doble crema try Oaxaqueña!!To see My Store Ad for Some of the Best
Queso Fresco in Oaxaca just click HERE!

El Guajillo, Dried Chiles Y Especias, Interior del Mercado Benito Juárez, Loc 247, Oaxaca Centro, Oaxaca
Web Site: elguajillo.com.mx

A Tiny Stationary Store, in the Mercado Benito Juárez at the corner of Calles Miguel Cabrera y Rayón
She has just about everything you can name from file folders and ribbon to colorful tissue paper and erasers.

Hidalgo Market (Mercado Hidalgo) Emilio Carranza, Col. Reforma, Oaxaca

While there stop by and say hello to the folks at Patty "Frutas Finas." They have very nice produce and they are very helpful if you have any questions.

Patty Frutas Finas, Locales 60-61, Mercado Hidalgo, Col. Reforma, Oaxaca
Tel: (951)515-2248

Merced Market (Mercado de la Merced) Barrio de la Merced, Oaxaca

We invariably visit this market on weekends when it seems more folks from the outlying countryside of Oaxaca bring their wares for sale. It is smaller than Benito Juárez, but almost entirely devoted to the sale of fresh vegetables, poultry, meats, bread and other foods with very little offered in the way of crafts or other non edible products except for flowers. It really is a neighborhood food market. One of the great weekend treats is not having to cook because we settle in at the Fonda Florecita! It is open every day from 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., but it's best to come after 1:00 P.M. or on the weekends.

Flora at Fonda Florecita in the Merced Market in OaxacaErika at Fonda Florecita in the Meced Market in Oaxaca   

20th of November Market (Mercado 20 de Noviembre)

This is a daily market of mom and pop eateries offering whatever you may dream up and more. The atmosphere alone makes it worth a visit, but the food will bring you back again and again.


Sanchez Pascua Neighborhood Market

Valle de Etla Market

This is a pueblo market, not huge and boisterous, but filled with fresh local products along with all the other necessities sold in markets everywhere in Mexico. It is very civilized and lovely with fresh fruits and vegetables lovingly displayed, with lots of Etla's cheeses for sale, with folks wandering the market selling their own home produced mescal, with fresh meats and much more. It is well worth a visit. The town's church is splendid.








Xochimilco Organic and Natural Foods Market

Formerly the Mercado Organico El Pochote, Barrio Xochimilco, Oaxaca






MASSAGE Please See the "S" Page or Click Here -- SPAS AND HEALING ARTS






Jiménez Vásquez, Manuel



Photo of Sr. Jaime Bahena Bustos at his Grocery Store in  Taxco's Central  Market.Jarquín Ortiz, Dra. Manuela, Humboldt 105, Centro, Oaxaca (just off Macedonio Alcalá)
Tel: (951)516-1116
Cel: 044-951-181-5224
Email: [email protected]
Hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and on Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.  I also travel to treat patients in other areas in the second two weeks of every month, so please call ahead to verify my availability.

Specialty: I am a Doctor of Internal Medicine and I have chosen to use those skills along with those in Homeopathic and Radioestesico Medicine to provide my patients with the very best of care.
Language: Spanish, but I will be able to understand your English.
Method of Payment:
Payment is with cash
Appointments: Appointments are on a first come, first served basis.
In an Emergency: Please call my cell number.
Comment: I have been practicing Homeopathy and Radioestesico Medicine for over 25 years. I use the wave frequency of your energy level to localize your problems.

Hernández, Dr. Roberto López, Melchor Ocampo 405 Altos, Centro, Oaxaca





Sanchez Navarro, Dr. Jose, Clinica 2002, Emiliano Zapata 316, Col. Reforma, Oaxaca
Hours: Monday through Saturday 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Tel: (951)513-1169 or 515-7200




Family Nurse Care, Kenni Ellyn Davies, LPN




Photo of Sr. Jaime Bahena Bustos at his Grocery Store in  Taxco's Central  Market.Camiro Navarro, Dr. Antonio F., Libres 604-C, Centro, Oaxaca
Email: [email protected]
Tuesday through Friday 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Orthopedic Traumatologist
Spanish with just a bit of English
Method of Payment:
Payment is with cash, traveler’s checks or credit cards, MC, Visa or Amex.
Appointments: Highly recommended unless it is an emergency situation. Should you have a genuine emergency outside of office hours, please call my cel: 044-951-158-0651. If you are able, please then go to the Clinica Hospital Florencia at Curtidurias 320 in the Jalathlaco neighborhood. I will meet you there. If you are unable to travel, I will go to your home or hotel and make arrangements to have you moved to the clinic for treatment.
I have many years in my profession and have earned the fine reputation I have here in Oaxaca and with the foreign patients I have treated. Our Comment: Having fallen in my hotel injuring my back I asked everyone I could for a recommendation for a doctor who could help. Dr. Camiro Navarro was the name everyone gave and they did so with confidence. Having gone for treatment I too would recommend him with high marks for his competence and professionalism and even higher marks for his kindness.


TRAUMAS (accidents) Please see ORTHOPEDIC MEDICINE above


XRAYS -- Please See the "X" Page or Click Here -- XRAYS


MEDICAL EMERGENCIES Please See the "E" Page or Click Here -- EMERGENCIES




MEZCAL, to read more about this exotic drink, CLICK HERE!

Fabrica de Mezcal el Mitleño, Camino Nacional Esq. Rooguil e Interior del Mercado de Artesanias, Mitla

Mezcal Don Agave, Aldama 209, Sucursal Plaza Sto. Domingo Local 9, Centro, Oaxaca

Please See the "B" Page or Click Here -- BANKING AND CURRENCY
MOVIE THEATERS Please See the "C" Page or Click Here -- CINEMAS

MURALS Please See the "S" Page or Click Here -- Murals



Almost all of the museums in Oaxaca are extraordinary for the quality of their collections, their perfect exhibits and their exquisite architecture. But, their most unique character in the 21st century world of art is that they are very affordable; they still even have free days for citizens of Mexico.

Centro Fotografico Manuel Alvarez Bravo (Manuel Alvarez Bravo Photography Center), M. Bravo 116 Esquina de Garcia Vigil
Hours: Open every day except Tuesday 9:30 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
For lovers of photography this is a must do.
Ethnobotanical Garden Please See the "S" Page or click here -- BOTANICAL GARDEN

Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca (IAGO) (Graphic Arts Institute of Oaxaca), Macedonio Alcalá 507, Centro, Oaxaca
Hours: Open every day except Tuesday 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Founded by painter Francisco Toledo, the museum presents international and contemporary graphic art. What is most surprising is the number of rooms they have devoted to a wonderful library.

To see exhibition rooms and artwork at the Institute, click here.


Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (Contemporary Art Museum), Macedonio Alcalá 202, Centro, Oaxaca (Free on Sundays)
Tel: (951)514-1055 or 514-2818 or 514-2228
Hours: Open every day except Tuesday 10:30 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Web Site: www.museomaco.com/inicio.html
This is probably a wonderful museum, but in the six months we've been in the city, it has been closed for renovations. Whomever is in charge though has a wonderful sense of humor as you can see in the photographs below. These artful devices have now been replaced with equally amusing text referring to the facility's connection to a space ship.

Museo de Arte Prehispanico de México de Rufino Tamayo (Prehispanic Art Museum of Mexico of Rufino Tamayo), Morelos 503, Centro, Oaxaca
(951)516-7617 or 516-4750
Hours: Closed Tuesdays. All other days except Sunday it is open from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. On Sunday it also opens at 10:00 A.M., but stays open one hour longer until 3:00 P.M.
This treasure of a museum houses the collection of pre hispanic art owned by renowned artist, Rufino Tamayo. This is another museum to put on your must visit list. It is exquisite.
Museo Casa de Juárez (The Benito Juárez House), Garcia Vigil 609, Centro, Oaxaca
Open every day except Monday from 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Honoring Oaxaca's favorite former President, Benito Juárez, the home displays some of his personal objects.

Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca (Cultural Museum of Oaxaca), Macedonio Alcalá, Centro, Oaxaca
Tuesday through Sunday 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. closed Monday
The admission fee is under US $5.00
Housed in an 18th century former convent which alone is worth the visit, the museum displays Zapotecan and Mixtecan artifacts and some of the fabulous treasures found in Tomb 7 at Monte Albán. Along with temporary exhibits the museum showcases exquisite examples of some well known Mexican crafts such as papel picado or those wonderful tissue paper (papel de china) cutouts.

Click here to see more of this museum and its collection.

Museo de La Filatelia (Postage Stamp Museum)

Museo del Palacio, The Zócalo, Centro, Oaxaca
The building can trace its history to the 16th century though there have been extensive repairs and renovations over the centuries due largely to earthquake damage. Its collection is focused on Oaxaca's history.








Museo de Los Pintores Oaxaqueños (Museum of Oaxacan Painters), Independencia 607, Centro, Oaxaca
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. closed Monday
Entrance Fee: 20 Pesos or under US $2.00/person
Paintings of Rufino Tamayo, Rodolfo Morales and other renowned Oaxacan artists are on permanent display here along with changing exhibitions of the works of other Oaxacan artists.

This is a relatively new museum and as always the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions are housed in a beautiful building and exhibited with a touch of the exquisite visual talent so well known in Mexico.

Click here to see more of this museum and its collection.

Museo de La Soledad
Museo Textil de Oaxaca (Textile Museum), Calle Hidalgo 917, esq. Fiallo, Centro, Oaxaca
Closed Tuesday. All other days open from 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Tel: (951)501-1104 or (951)501-1617
Email: [email protected]
Web Site: museotextildeoaxaca.org.mx
The textile museum is housed in an exquisitely restored building and showcases the fine arts of fiber and fabric.
Museum Shop: High quality textiles for display or incorporated into beautiful everyday useful objects are available for sale at the museum shop.

Music is a part of life in Oaxaca and you'll hear it in many places and in all sorts of forms. Many of the performances are free, most notably the State Symphony's performances on the zócalo most Sundays. Some Sundays there are performances by other musicians to keep things always fresh and lively and always be prepared for what seems like a spontaneous concert as you had no idea there was going to be one. Many of the city's museums also provide musical performances some of which are free to the public. Give them a call to get their schedules or ask one of your hotel staff to call for you if you don't speak Spanish. Below are some other options.

Please also take a look at the "N" Page or

click -- NIGHTLIFE.

La Nueva Babel, Porfirio Díaz 224, Centro, Oaxaca

Cafe Central, Hidalgo 302
Web Site: cafecentraloaxaca.blogspot.com
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