Ruta Majagua

Get in touch with the cultural richness of a city with ancient traditions of indigenous people, internationally recognized gastronomy, and unique craftsmanship of its kind.

Hotel Boutique Majagua has an excellent location in the historic center of Oaxaca City, just a few steps from the most iconic places in the city. Here we include our suggestions to get to know the best of Oaxaca just a few steps from Hotel Majagua.

Explore the best of Oaxaca

Majagua Hotel Boutique takes you closer to the cultural richness of Oaxaca.
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Day of the Death in Oaxaca

On the 1st and 2nd of November, amidst the ofrendas tradition, Oaxaca’s cemeteries come alive with vibrant colors and the warm glow of candlelight. Families gather to remember their ancestors, creating a festive atmosphere. As the night unfolds, the city’s streets fill with lively Comparsas, where music, dance, and beautiful costumes unite to celebrate life and death. It’s a time when Oaxaca’s traditions embrace both the past and the present, offering visitors an unforgettable experience that transcends generations. 

Ruta Majagua - Majagua Hotel Boutique
Ruta Majagua - Majagua Hotel Boutique

Textile Museum of Oaxaca

12 minutes walk

This summer immerse yourself in the world of Oaxacan textiles in the Textile Museum, just 12 minutes away from Majagua Hotel Boutique. Immerse yourself in the beautiful world of Oaxacan textiles, where tradition and creativity merges. Don’t miss the chance to visit on Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm for free entrance. 

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Guelaguetza Festival

Experience the Guelaguetza festival in Oaxaca this summer. Stay at Majagua Hotel Boutique, and attend the festivities like the Lunes del Cerro taking place on July 17th and 24th. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural traditions, vibrant music, and unique dance performances of this big celebration.



Guelaguetza Oaxaca
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Parque El Llano

2 min a pie

Recharge in the morning at El Llano Park, a space where you can observe the daily life of Oaxacan families while indulging in a wide variety of traditional snacks. This park was once a zoo with African animals, but it has since transformed into a park filled with diverse trees, plants, and fountains.

Ethnobotanical Garden

4 minutes walk

Our next suggestion is to continue with a relaxing walk in the morning, just 4 minutes from Majagua Hotel you will find the Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca, where you can see hundreds of native plants. Here you can also discover the different ecosystems that can be found in Oaxaca, from arid, humid, to tropical, mountainous, and cold areas,
Ruta Majagua - Majagua Hotel Boutique
Ruta Majagua - Majagua Hotel Boutique

Jalatlaco neighborhood

7 minutes walk

For lunch or coffee in the afternoon, we recommend you visit the charming cobblestone streets of the Jalatláco neighborhood. Here you can see a wide variety of colorful facades for the most Instagrammable photos, organic product stores, and a good offer of small restaurants serving Italian and Oaxacan cuisine.

Santo Domingo Temple

10 minutes walk

In the afternoon we recommend heading to the historic center where you will find one of the most beautiful churches in Latin America, the Temple of Santo Domingo. Considered a New Spain baroque architectural jewel with more than 290 years and with an interior where gold decorations abound, a must in your visit to Oaxaca.
Ruta Majagua - Majagua Hotel Boutique
Ruta Majagua - Majagua Hotel Boutique

Museum of cultures of Oaxaca

10 minutes walk

This museum is located in the ex-convent of Santo Domingo and is one of the top museums in Oaxaca. It has 14 permanent rooms for Archaeology, History, and Ethnography, with thematic rooms and temporary exhibition rooms. Most of the archaeological objects were discovered in Oaxacan territory and some of them are more than 10,000 years old. An ideal place to learn about the history of Oaxaca from its beginnings to the present.

November 20th Market

21 minutes walk

Just 14 minutes away from the Temple of Santo Domingo. We highly recommend you visit the traditional November 20 market, which is divided into two. One side is specialized in food and the opposite side in handicrafts. Here you will find the best of Oaxacan snacks, from the typical tlayudasto a wide variety of moles, plus it is an excellent place to buy authentic Oaxacan chocolate.
Ruta Majagua - Majagua Hotel Boutique
Ruta Majagua - Majagua Hotel Boutique

Macedonio Alcalá Theater

12 minutes walk

In the evening we start to approach the hotel passing through the majestic Macedonio Alcalá theater, considered one of the most emblematic venues in Oaxaca and one of the most important theaters in the country due to its elegant architecture. It was built in 1909, and after various names, in the 1930s it was finally named Macedonio Alcalá in honor of the Mexican composer, author of the waltz “Dios Nunca Muere”. Today, you can enjoy different events, such as live streams of the New York opera, and different local acts.


5 minutes walk

After this great walk, the route pauses at the Mezcaloteca, a place dedicated to the conservation and dissemination of traditional mezcal and its biocultural processes. Here you can try different types of mezcal, learn about the production processes and the master mezcaleros. A shot of mezcal cannot be missing on your visit, since it originates from Oaxaca and is considered the most perfect alcohol for human consumption.
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