A large pre-Columbian archaeological site in the Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán Municipality (17.043° N, 96.767°W). Located on a low mountainous range rising above the plain in the central section of the Valley of Oaxaca where the latter's northern Etla, eastern Tlacolula, and southern Zimatlán & Ocotlán (or Valle Grande) branches meet. Oaxaca City is located approximately 9 km (6 mi) east of Monte Albán.
25 mins drive away from La Casa Carlota
Guelaguetza, "La Ofrenda"
Every passing year, the event is a roaring success; thousands of people arrive before dawn and, for almost 3 hours, a dozen groups infecting the audience with their joy. Take in the endless color, with each group accompanied by its own musical “banda” group, string trio or percussion group.
Dancers from the seven regions of the state of Oaxaca (Cañada, Mixteca, Valles, Sierra, Tuxtepec, Costa and Itsmo de Tehuantepec) arrive dressed in typical costumes in order to share with you their dances and flavors of mestizo cuisine.
Auditorium is 20 mins walk from La Casa Carlota
Hierve el Agua
Hierve el Agua is a massive waterfalls frozen to the side of the mountain. These are actually natural mineral formations that have built up over thousands of years as a result of the mineral-laden water spilling over the edge of the cliff and trickling down the rocky mountain side.
"Hierve el agua" actually translates into “the water boils”. This are natural mineral springs that take their name from the bubbling of the warm water as it flows up from the earth through the springs.
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
A church and former monastery is a Baroque ecclesiastical building complex. The complex includes a substantial sanctuary and an extensive system of courtyards, cloisters and rooms that formerly constituted the monastery. Its contruction begun in 1570 an took over a period of 200 years, between the 16th and 18th centuries.
10 mins walk from La Casa Carlota
Cuilapan de Guerrero
Cuilapan de Guerrero is a municipality that host a monastery that was a major center of evangelization efforts in the early colonial period, although it was never finished. The Dominicans were in charge of evangelization and in a few years had managed to baptize nearly all the inhabitants. The monastery has a large open chapel and murals which were used to reinforce Christian ideas, modified to relate to traditional Mixtec and Zapotec beliefs.