The best museums in Oaxaca in March 2023

These are the top 10 best museums in Oaxaca, Mexico, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Oaxaca:

  1. Ethnobotanical Garden1

    Ethnobotanical Garden

    The Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca is a botanical garden in Oaxaca City , Mexico . It occupies 2.32 acres of land adjacent to the Church of Santo Domingo . It is administered by the state government of Oaxaca .
  2. Rufino Tamayo Museum2

    Rufino Tamayo Museum

    Museo Rufino Tamayo is a public contemporary art museum located in Mexico City 's Chapultepec Park , that produces contemporary art exhibitions, using its collection of modern and contemporary art, as well as artworks from the collection of its founder, the artist Rufino Tamayo .
  3. Alvarez Bravo Museum of Photography3

    Alvarez Bravo Museum of Photography

    The Centro Fotográfico Manuel Álvarez Bravo is a photographic exhibition centre in the city of Oaxaca , Mexico . The centre is named after the Mexican photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902–2002). It is located in the Graphic Arts Institute of Oaxaca .
  4. 4

    Museum of Cultures of Oaxaca

  5. Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán5

    Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán

  6. 6

    Museum of Oaxacan Painters

    If interested in art, do not miss out on this opportunity to visit this interesting gallery. Regularly changing exhibitions of local artists.
  7. 7

    Benito Juarez Home

    Visit this tiny house where the former president of Mexico spent his childhood. Small but revealing if you're interested in the past or politics.
  8. 8

    Contemporary Art Museum

    This museum is just.. wonderful. Fresh showcase of both Mexican and international artists arranged in awe-inspiring concepts.
  9. 9

    Museo del Palacio Espacio de la Diversidad

    The former government palace is now hosting a museum dedicated to Oaxaca and its history. Worth peeking in at least for the beautiful murals.
  10. 10

    Oaxaca Children’s Museum


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