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Alebrijes Alebrijes - Alebrijes are a Mexican folk art form popularized by Pedro Linares that take the form of small figurines of mythical creatures. Linares is said to have created the art form while hallucinating during a bout of a gastric ulcer. Enchanted by the visions, Linares attempted to recreate what he saw with Papier mâché reproductions, which were later hand-painted.
Árbol del Tule Árbol del Tule - (Spanish for "the Tule Tree") is a tree located in the church grounds in the town center of Santa María del Tule, approximately 9 km east the city of Oaxaca on the road to Mitla. It has the stoutest trunk of any tree in the world. The tree is occasionally nicknamed the "Tree of Life" from all the images of animals that are reputedly visible in the tree's gnarled trunk.
Basilica de la Soledad Basilica de la Soledad - The basilica was built between 1682 and 1690 to house the holy image of the Virgin of Solitude (Soledad), Oaxaca's patron saint. According to legend, the image of the Virgin was found in the pack of a mule that sat down on an outcropping of rock and refused to get up. When the image was discovered, the Virgin appeared, and a basilica was constructed to commemorate the event.
Black Clay Black Clay - Black Clay, or "Barro Negro" is a traditional technique used in Oaxaca for the production of pottery. Each pot or dish is hand-turned on inverted plates, dried in the sun and burnished with a stone or shard. The characteristic engravings and cutouts are carved at this stage. Next, the piece is fired in a smoky, low-oxygen kiln that imparts the distinctive black color to the naturally reddish clay.
Cities in the State of Oaxaca Cities in the State of Oaxaca - Information on other cities located in the state of Oaxaca, such as Oaxaca or Huatulco. Sea our travel guides on various cities with hotels, attractions maps and activities...More Information
Mitla Mitla - The official name of the town is San Pablo Villa de Mitla. Mitla was occupied by 500 BC, the earliest construction dates to about 200 AD. Construction of Pre-Columbian style buildings continued up until the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadores in the 1520s. The town has been continually occupied ever since. The most famous buildings are decorated with stones cut in repeating geometric patterns…More Information
Monte Alban Monte Alban - is a large archaeological site in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, The name "Monte Alban" means "White Mountain" in Spanish. Monte Albán was built over a period of over 2,000 years, starting about 900 BC by the Zapotec people. The Zapotec were driven out of the site and surrounding area by the Mixtec people...More Information
Santo Domingo de Guzmán Santo Domingo de Guzmán - is the most important of the numerous baroque ecclesiastical buildings in Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. The complex of buildings includes a substantial sanctuary and an extensive system of courtyards, cloisters and rooms that formerly constituted the monastery but now house the Cultural Centre of Oaxaca.
 

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