Mitla, Oaxaca

Sunday we ventured from Oaxaca City to Mitla with a stop off in Tlacolula to visit the Sunday market and get some bread. We walked past the baseball stadium on Niños Heroes in Oaxaca City where all the collectivo taxis and buses meet. We decided to pay the 20 peso per person fare to ride in a collectivo taxi with few other folks because it was faster than waiting for a bus to pull up.

After we walked through the market at Tlacolula and ate fresh bread for breakfast, we hopped a bus to Mitla for 7 pesos. We travelled to Mitla partly to see the ruins in the center of town, but I was glad the bus dropped us off on the edge of town. I have visited the ruins before, but never got a chance to walk through town.

At a cost of 42 pesos to get into the site where the ruins are and another 16 pesos to ride the bus all the way back to Oaxaca, the entire trip was very economical. You can spend an entire day for around $7.50 USD. That includes fresh-baked bread for breakfast.

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a market stand in Tlacolula

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a device to hold your chicken while you dispose of its head

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Two guys from the band walking through Mitla

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Check out the complimentary color relationship between the mototaxi and the building in the three photos above.

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a pig and a power meter

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part of a political advertisement

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butcher shop

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tour bus view a

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tour bus view b

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guy in a tire

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The Frito Lay guy in Mexico

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Some photos of the ruins at Mitla….

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The red domes belong to a cathedral built by the Spanish with stones ripped from the ruins.

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side of one of the main buildings

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The following photos are of bus stops on the way back into town.Image

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