Come with me to visit a district of Oaxaca that you’re not going to forget, full of colors, smells, flavors, and very photogenic. This is the Jalatlaco District (Barrio de Jalatlaco), a place quite “hidden” for tourists, but that every day is getting more famous.
WHAT DOES “JALATLACO” MEAN?
The name of this district that you can not miss when you visit Oaxaca, means “sand cliff” and, it was established in 1524, and it was used as a bastion for spaniards, in its narrow cobblestone streets hundreds of years ago, horses used to travel instead of vehicles.
It had a water shortage that made a lot of inhabitants of this place migrate to other places of Oaxaca, despite the temporal abandonment, this place could be preserved and it passed for some transformations to get to what it is today.
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WHAT CAN YOU DO IN JALATLACO DISTRICT?
The Jalatlaco District has been developing in an incredible way to cover the needs of tourists and visitors of the district.
There are multiple cafe’s, ice cream shops, restaurants to eat and have a good time.
The cobblestoned streets with colorful murals and paintings will make your time better here, you can walk peacefully, also the church atrium in which you can seat with a drink or your pet.
And if you want to stay in this district with great location, close to the touristic sites of the city, there are even hotels.
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SAINT MATÍAS OF JALATLACO CHURCH
Jalatlaco district has a church, built in the XVII century, since the 1700’s this temple was dedicated to St.Matías.
The church and its closest surroundings are the busiest spot of the district.
It got big popularity to do social and religious events like “XV Años” (15 years) and weddings.
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