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Hill to Cerro del Fortin - City Walk Oaxaca - Mexico

Gaze upon the whole of Oaxaca after just a ten-minute and well rewarding stair climb. It’s a popular spot for exercise seekers, with many trails stretched over the hill and endless stairs, or just a place to study Oaxaca’s surroundings. Also located here is a fabulous statue of Benito Juarez and Auditorium Guelaguetza. Bring good walking shoes and some energy, though you can refuel on the way down at one of many stair-side eateries.

Oaxaca, Mexico

City Walk

Getting There
The stairs start off of Crespo, just before Quetzacoatl. It's about a 7 minute walk from the Zocalo.

Travel Tips: Go during the last two weeks of July to catch Guelaguetza, a very popular and traditional festival of Oaxacan dance.

Price Description: Free

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

The Planetarium is also on Cerro del Fortin, and is a great place to go with or without kids.

By Andrea Bell
The truest thing I can say about myself is that I LOVE to be a nomad. Traveling is what I do, not having a permanent base is what I know, and writing...
09 Nov 2008

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