The nickname la Verde Antequera comes from the former name of the capital of the state of Oaxaca, Nueva Antequera, and the range of structures built in the local green natural stone. Together with the nearby Monte Albán archaeological site, the colonial city centre is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The whole place is set in spectacular mountain scenery, at the meeting between the Sierra Madre del Sur and the Sierra Madre de Oaxaca, the continuation of Mexico’s volcanic belt. Just strolling through Oaxaca de Juárez, soaking up its scents and absorbing its life, is an experience in itself.

After staying in Mexico City, this birthplace of such prominent figures as Benito Juárez, José Vasconcelos and Porfirio Díaz will take on meaning. The programme of visits includes not only Monte Albán, but also the high-profile Centro de las artes de San Agustin Etla (CASA) and down-to-earth contemporary architecture projects by Taller de Arquitectura, Productora, Ambrosi i Etchegaray, RootStudio and Alberto Kalach.


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