Villa de Etla – Oaxaca

Etla Oaxaca Mexico

Villa de Etla – Near Oaxaca

Etla is the location of San José el Mogote ruins and museum for which there is more detailed information on our ‘Archaeological Sites’ and ‘Museums’ pages respectively. The ruins at Etla are of importance because they are the site of the Zapotec capital of Oaxaca before Monte Álban supplanted it, after the construction of Monte Álban Etla’s San José el Mogote site became increasingly less important until its eventual abandonment. Etla’s Wednesday market day is also a good thing to see if you have time. More details of Etla’s market can be found on the ‘Markets’ Page of the website. Most famously however Etla is the birthplace of quesillo cheese which is a delicious white string cheese that melts in your mouth. Quesillo is so important in Oaxaca that we have given it its own page, which you can find under the ‘Food’ section. There is plenty of quesillo and other dairy products available at Etla’s market, especially on market day. If you decide to visit the market you should also consider visiting the 16th century church that is just behind it. Near to Villa de Etla you also find the picturesque village of San Agustin Etla.

Etla is about a half hour drive from Oaxaca City, or if you don’t have a car but don’t want to take a tour, you can easily get there on the bus or in a colectivo.

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Villa de Etla – Near Oaxaca

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