Museum of Prehispanic Art (Museo de Arte Prehispanico
Morales #503, 516-4750; Open Wednesday to Saturday from 10am
to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm; Sundays open from 10am to 3pm, closed Tuesdays
- Features indigenous art collected by one of Mexico's most famous
Tamayo. There are guided tours in English on Wednesdays and
Fridays at 5pm.
Santo Domingo Cultural
Center (Centro Cultural Santo Domingo)
Alcalá, 516-9741; Open from 10am to 6pm; closed Mondays
- Located in restored former convent and located next to the Santo
Domingo Church, the museum guides visitors to Oaxaca's history.
The center is also home to the Biblioteca
Francisco de Burgoa. Concerts are performed in the cloister.
Tip - for in-depth explanations, hire a guide or rent an audio guide
in Spanish. Facebook
City Museum (La Casa de la Ciudad)
Porfirio Díaz #115 and Morelos; Open daily from
- Highlights include Oaxaca maps (one of which is the Foto Piso,
a giant photo you walk across courtesy of Universum),
changing exhibitions and the Andrés Henestrosa library. Look
for the yellow building across from the Carmen
Abajo Church. Wiki
Museum of Contemporary Oaxacan
Alcala #202, 514-2818; Small charge and free on Sundays and holidays;
Open from 10:30am to 8pm; closed Tuesdays
- Features contemporary art in a 17th century house. If there is
an opening night, join the festivities! Website
Stamp Museum (Museo de la Filatelia,
Reforma #504, 516-8028; Free; Open 10am to 8pm; closed Mondays
- The Museo de Filatelia is the only one of its kind in the country.
Exhibitions change on a regular basis. Wiki
Alvarez Bravo Photographic Center
M. Bravo #116 and Garcia Vigil, 516-4523; Free; Open from 9:30am
to 8pm; closed Tuesdays
- Photography exhibits and classes. Website
Casa Juárez Museum
Garcia Vigil #504, 516-1860; Small charge and free on Sundays
and holidays; Open from 10am to 7pm, closed Mondays
- Oaxacan home of Mexican President Benito
Juárez who lived here as a child in 1818. The modest
home was turned into a museum in 1974.