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Free Walking Tour of Oaxaca
Activities in Oaxaca

Free Walking Tour of Oaxaca

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26 reviews
Elizabeth was great. We only had a small group of two - so Elizabeth could personalize the tour. Lots of interesting information. Thank yoi
10 John Morgan
  • Free
  • English English
  • 2 hours

Discover the magical city of Oaxaca, admiring the colonial architecture and diving into the Mexican tradition which can be found in each one of its corners. What's more, it's free!

Free Walking Tour of Oaxaca

The tour meets in front of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption at 10 am, from where we'll begin this guided tour. Our expert guide will explain all the detail regards the monuments we visit, as well as the stories and legends which Oaxaca hides.

We'll check out the cathedral to visit it from the inside, and see the baroque religious building, as well as the Architecture department of the University of Oaxaca, and the Macedonio Alcalá Theatre.

The route continues along the Margarita Maza de Juárez public library, a civil building whose construction pays homage to the mansions of the colonial period. We'll also see the Contemporary Art Museum, and head to the Labastida park, the meeting point for many artists from Oaxaca.

The tour then reaches the famous Santo Domingo Church, one of the icons of the Mexican city. Did you know that it was once a military storehouse? And a stable? We'll reveal any number of curiosities such as these along the visit...

In the last part of the tour, we'll head to the Benito Juarez Museum, and the Rufino Tamayo Museum, where you'll get to know the history of the indigenous Mexican towns, with the tour finishing in the Basilica of the Virgin of Solitude at 12 pm.


Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

More Information


2 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


English speaking expert guide.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (Oaxaca local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).


Meeting point

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.


If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.