Before heading for the emblematic archaeological sites in the central valleys, make sure you stop off in Oaxaca, a dynamic and highly appealing regional capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Spanish built splendid colonial houses here and nearly 30 churches which are real Baroque masterpieces adorned with the famous cantera verde, a local stone with a subtle greyish-green colour. An exciting place to visit.
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