San Bartolo Coyotepec – Oaxaca

San Bartolo Coyotepec Oaxaca Mexico

San Bartolo Coyotepec – Near Oaxaca

San Bartolo Coyotepec is responsible for the production of one of Oaxaca’s most popular handicrafts. Black pottery is the main focus of the village’s economy and more information about this beautiful and intricate handicraft can be found on our website under ‘Ceramics’. The village itself is not much different from most other villages in the Oaxacan valley; there is a tianguis (See ‘Markets’), a plaza, and a church. Of note is that San Bartolo Coyotepec is home of the MEAPO museum (Museo Estatal de Arte Popular de Oaxaca), and it has a small handicrafts market selling black pottery.

San Bartolo gets its name from Bartolomé Sanchez (A soldier of Hermán Cortéz), ‘Coyotl’ (Coyote in the indigenous tongue), and ‘Tepec’ (Hill in the original tongue). Roughly translated then, San Bartolo is ‘Saint Bartholomew of Coyote Hill’.

San Bartolo is located about half an hours’ drive from Oaxaca City, if you don’t have a car you can get there via Bus or colectivo.

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