Nighttime Stroll in Oaxaca

We did an evening walk through the vibrant streets of Oaxaca. I’m surprised how many people are out and about.

Our night began with a visit to the Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán. As the evening lights illuminated its intricate façade, the church transformed into a breathtaking spectacle, embodying the rich history and architectural beauty of Oaxaca.

This plaza — Santo Domingo Square — is buzzing with locals and tourists alike. There are fireworks in the background celebrating Mexican Revolution Day.

One of the most intriguing sights was the display of large paper mache figures, known locally as “Monas.” These brightly colored, larger-than-life women figures are a traditional Oaxacan art form, often paraded during festivals and celebrations, adding a whimsical touch to our walk.

Amidst our exploration, we noticed water pipes as bowls for dogs. Interesting concept.

The sight of a huge tour bus, uniquely shaped like an alcohol bottle, piqued our curiosity.

Our stroll concluded with a glimpse of La Popular, a beautiful Oaxacan restaurant. Its inviting exterior and the promise of authentic local cuisine left us eager to return and experience its culinary delights.

Can’t wait to start our full day in Oaxaca tomorrow.