Oaxaca is crowned the best city in the world to travel, according to Travel + Leisure

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Oaxaca was chosen as one of the best cities in the world to travel, in 2020 and 2021.

Oaxaca de Juárez .- This Tuesday, Travel + Leisure announced the main travel destinations and companies to travel to, according to the World’s Best Awards 2022 reader survey. The city of Oaxaca was chosen as the number one city to visit in the world.

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Alfonso Galindo

In the survey, cities, islands, national parks and hotels to cruise lines, airlines, and airports, among others, were voted on as part of the annual survey.

In the top 10 of the best cities, are the Mexican  Oaxaca, and  San Miguel de Allende in first and second place; followed by  Ubud, Indonesia; Florence, Italy; Istanbul, Turkey; Mexico CityChiang Mai, Thailand; Jaipur, India; Osaka, Japan, and Udaipur, India.


Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards is a leading barometer of the places and companies that attract the most discerning travelers, according to its description.
 
Oaxaca was chosen as one of the best cities in the world to travel, in 2020 and 2021.

” Oaxaca is a bewitching city with a red-hot culinary scene, incredible local arts, boutique hotels, and a colonial atmosphere,” the publication reviews.

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“It is a dream gastronomic destination, especially for lovers of mole and mezcal. The Zapotec indigenous culture influences the local gastronomy, which is fully manifested in the city of Oaxaca. Many readers also made reference to the 17th century architecture, the lively artisan markets, as well as the friendliness of the inhabitants”.

With this description, it is not surprising that this corner of Mexico received a near-perfect rating of 92.96 points. In this way, this Oaxacan town surpassed the Mexican city that was in first place last year: San Miguel de Allende, in Guanajuato, which this time was in second place with a score of 91.77.

Tourists highlighted the gastronomy, architecture, craft markets and friendliness of the people in Oaxaca (Photo / Gettyimages)Tourists highlighted the gastronomy, architecture, craft markets and friendliness of the people in Oaxaca

The governor of the state, Alejandro Murat, celebrated the inclusion of the place in the list of the 25 best destinations around all the continents. Through his Twitter account, he assured that the site won the mention due to the qualities of the population. In this sense, he expressed: “A great honor to be recognized by the international magazine @TravelLeisure as the best tourist city in the world; with wonderful options of gastronomy, culture, and places to visit 

, it is thanks to the Oaxacans who give their warm welcome”

It is worth mentioning that Oaxaca was chosen as the best destination on the entire planet by tourists who have visited it. To do this, Travel + Leisure surveyed its readers, who voted taking into account factors such as the quality of hotels and restaurants, cultural heritage, main attractions, and even protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 .

Oaxaca was chosen as the best tourist destination due to its hotels and restaurants, attractions and health protocol (Photo/Gettyimages)Oaxaca was chosen as the best tourist destination due to its hotels and restaurants, attractions and health protocol

“ Incredible local indigenous food”, “ People go out of their way to make you feel special” or “The city has beautiful museums, streets, cafes and restaurants ”, were some of the comments made by the participants in the annual survey.

Among the obligatory stops in Oaxaca de Juárez are the historic center where there are popular businesses such as “El Asador Vasco”, “La lonja de Valencia” or “El Cantábrico”, the Macedonio Alcalá Theater , an architectural jewel of the Porfiriato; the Temple of Santo Domingo, where the remodeling work was recently completed, and Parque del Llano.

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Likewise, the Guelaguetza festival stands out, which is a festivity celebrated annually in the month of July. It is a great celebration of indigenous origin, based on the roots of the pre-Hispanic Zapotec culture, especially in the worship of the gods to whom they gave corn from the harvest as an offering.

This 2022, a sample of the Guelaguetza arrived in Mexico City, at Cerro de la Estrella. In addition to that until August 15, a photographic exhibition will be available on the Paseo de la Reforma.

It should be noted that two places in Mexico were included in the list, in addition to those located in Oaxaca and Guanajuato. It is about Mexico City, which was in the sixth ranking, with 90.90 points, and Merida, which was positioned in the twelfth, with 90.00.

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