Tlacolula de Matamoros – Oaxaca

Tlacolula Oaxaca Mexico

Tlacolula de Matamoros – Near Oaxaca

Tlacolula is an important economic centre that is about a half an hour drive from Oaxaca City. Tlacolula has a market day on Sunday that is a spectacular site and well worth a visit more details of which can be found on the ‘markets’ page of our site. Tlacolula is near to the two archaeological sites of yagul and Lambityeco more details of which can be found on the ‘archaeolgical sites’ section of our site. The town of Tlacolula de matamoros seems to have been formed by the ousting of the inhabitants of Yagul by the Spanish and the area until relatively recently was commercially important because of salt production which started at Lambityeco in pre-Hispanic times and continued to be produced up until about 1940.

Tlacolula has a church (La Asunción de Nuestra Señora) that dates back from the 16th century and is in a baroque style, it also has a crucifix outside which has apparently performed miracles, though none of the ‘Things To Do In Oaxaca’ team has won the lottery yet! Near to Tlacolula are also a series of caves that contain many cave drawings and other archaeological evidence that show the transition of the pre-Hispanic nomadic populations to settled populations which domesticated animals and farmed the land.

Tlacolula like Mitla is a significant mezcal producer and also is famed for producing bread, more specifically pan de yema aka pan de muerto. Tlacolula also produces forged iron, and intricated ironwork can be seen on the doors of Tlacolula church.

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