Oaxaca, Mexico with Historian Florencio Moreno
January 20 - 26, 2014
The Valley of Oaxaca is known for its magnificent colonial buildings, world-famous crafts, fabulous cuisine and nearby ancient temples. Encircled by the majestic Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains, the charming city of Oaxaca (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) sits at 5,000 feet on a fertile plateau and enjoys a springlike climate year-round.This fascinating city brims with the colonial architecture of the Spaniards, who founded it in 1532, and the culture of the 17 indigenous groups that have inhabited the region for centuries.The bustle of everyday life takes place around the zócalo, or town square, considered one of the prettiest in all of Mexico. Each day we explore museums, outlying villages, and archaeological sites, and return to the same comfortable hotel each evening.There is also free time to browse through markets and to relax in cafés.
Study Leader Information
Florencio Moreno is a cultural geography scholar with concentrations in colonial iconography and astroarchaeology.
U.S.A./Oaxaca, Mexico; Orientation and Welcome reception
Oaxaca village market; "Chocolate Street" visit; Walking tour
Monte Albán, Pottery, & Paper
Oaxaca & Mitla
Private group airport transfer from Oaxaca, Mexico/U.S.A.
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