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The Mixtec Route


Land of sun and Dominican charm


Asunción Nochixtlán

On the edge of the plain formed between the mountains of the region, you will find this important shopping center where regional gastronomy stands out.

Santo Domingo Yanhuitlán

The temple of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, in Yanhuitlan, is the highest in Latin America.

San Pedro Yucunama

The pre-Hispanic past and colonial splendor of Yucunama are reflected with pride in its vernacular architecture, unaltered even after more than 500 years.

San Pedro y San Pablo Teposcolula

Its majestic religious complex and its magnificent open chapel, constitutes one of the most important works of the 16th century in the New Spain.

Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco

Due to its strategic location, Tlaxiaco was coveted by the Aztecs, who made it an important military garrison.

San Juan Bautista Coixtlahuaca

Its religious complex, dating from the 16th century, shows architectonical elements that are not found in any other Dominican building.

Santiago Apoala

The great natural beauties of Apoala are the best framework of its great cultural heritage and its important historical presence in the region.

Villa de Tamazulápam del Progreso

Located in a small valley, it is famous for its natural spas, fed by fresh springs.

Heroica Ciudad de Huajuapan de León

The most important commercial center of the region, Huajuapan stands out for its cultural manifestations and natural beauties.



The Mixtec region hosts in its vast and varied territory countless testimonies, tangible and intangible, which attest of the different periods along which this brave people forged not only a past full of invaluable cultural wealth -in which highlights great stories, epic characters and the majestic footprint of the heritage built in the region by the Dominican religious order-, but also the foundations of the dynamic present of the region.



The Mixtec Route takes place in the region that gave rise to one of the two main founding civilizations of the state, the second largest and most important in Oaxaca.

The cultural heritage built by the Dominican religious order will impress you with the majesty of its eighteen houses-convents and residences with their respective temples, in which elements of the European and Mesoamerican cultures are fused.

The Mixtecs are the fourth largest indigenous people in Mexico, and they call themselves Ñuu Savi, which in Spanish means "Pueblo de la lluvia".

This Rute is composed by 9 municipalities:

  • Asunción Nochixtlán
  • Santo Domingo Yanhuitlán
  • San Pedro Yucunama
  • San Pedro y San Pablo Teposcolula
  • Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco
  • San Juan Bautista Coixtlahuaca
  • Santiago Apoala
  • Villa de Tamazulápam del Progreso
  • Heroica Ciudad de Huajuapan de León


The extraordinary natural landscapes of Nochixtlan delight your sight, as well as the valuable pieces of sacred art that its temple houses. Savor the unique lamb barbecue, excellent sample of the varied cuisine, as well as the wheat tortillas, tejate, pulque bread and traditional sweets. Know and enjoy its customs and dance to the sound of the bands in the traditional calenda of flowers and lights in the patronal feast.


  • Temple of the Virgin of the Assumption
  • Kiosko in the central park


  • Tour to Santiago Huauclilla


  • August 15 

Patronal feast of the Virgin of the Asumption.

  • October 12 

Aniversary of the consecration of the Temple of the Virgin of the Asumption.


Follow the footprint of what was considered the most important silk shopping center in the Mixteca. Visit the temple and former convent, second in size of the Dominican work. Know its historical tubular organ. Visit its regional museum, which exhibits pieces of sacred art and an exact copy of the Yanhuitlán codex, and delight in the cultural and natural richness of this millennial town.


  • Architectural complex of Santo Domingo de Guzmán: temple and former convent (regional museum)
  • Chapel of Calvary
  • Aqueduct


  • Paraje los Álamos (Yudayoo)
  • Paraje las Conchas


  •  March - April

Procession of the Santo Entierro.

  • May

Anual Feast in honor to the Divine Lord of Ayuxi.

  • August

Patronal Feast of Santo Domingo de Guzmán.

Gastronomic exposition.


The beauty and solidity of its architecture, its cobbled streets and its quiet atmosphere transport you to the splendor of past centuries. Know the beautiful collection of sacred art, displayed in its museum, heritage of centuries, and admire the ancestral Mixtec vestiges, such as the magical Yucunama codex, sample of the great tradition of the pre-Hispanic mixtec writing.


  • Temple of San Pedro Mártir de Verona
  • Centenial Clock
  • Archeological Museum
  • Fountain "los Lavaderos"


  • Ojo de agua mineral la pilita Chan'da quito
  • Ojo de agua dulce el Sabino


  • April 29 

Patronal feast of San Pedro Mártir de Verona.


Singular space of indigenous fervor, the temple and former convent of Teposcolula is one of the most important works of the 16th century. In this Dominican treasure of impressive dimensions, be amazed by its open chapel, the largest in Latin America.


  • The open Chapel
  • Temple and former convent of San Pedro y San Pablo Teposcolula
  • House of the cacica
  • Hospital de Indios o de la Santa Veracruz
  • La casa y plazuela Odriozola
  • La casa y plazuela Arvea
  • Municipal Palace and park 
  • Archeological Site Cerro de Pueblo Viejo or Yucundaa
  • Trojes de maíz
  • Portal de Dolores
  • La Alcantarilla (acueducto)
  • Archeological Site Cerro Jazmín and fossil remains in Santa María Tiltepec
  • Temple of the Natividad (16th century) in Santa María Tiltepec


  • Water deposit "el Alarcón"
  • Water deposit "Tandaa"
  • Interpretive trail Pueblo Viejo o Yucundaa
  • Ranches "el Peñasco", "la Chole" and "el Molino"
  • Trail Camino Real
  • The three lagoons and interpretive trail of forests (San Andrés Lagunas)
  • Miradores la Peña y las nubes
  • Sidereal Observation  (stars)


  • First Friday of Lent

Feast of the Lord of  las Vidrieras.

  • June 29 

Patronal feast of San Pedro and San Pablo.

  • Fourth Friday of Lent

Patronal feast of el Señor de la Misericordia in San Andrés Lagunas.

  • August 12 

 Patroal feast in honor of the Virgen María (Santa María Tiltepec)


Visit the temple of the Assumption, sleeping jewel of the 16th century, and admire the 4-sided clock, symbol of this city whose commercial importance in the Porfiriato, such as the Frenchified elements of its architecture earned it the name of “little Paris”.


  • Temple of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
  • Park Porfirio Díaz
  • Plaza de la Constitución
  • Casa de la Cultura
  • Archeological Site and communitarian museum in San Martín Huamelúlpam


  • Brook and pine forest (San Martín Huamelúlpam)
  • Cerro el Mirador Yucusavi (San Martín Huamelúlpam)


  • Historic Center 
  • Caminos de Herradura (Senderos Parián y Santiago Nundiche)
  • De los Molinos (San Pedro Molinos y Santiago Yosondúa)
  • Casa de Lluvia (Santo Domingo Huendio, San Pedro Molinos y San Bartolomé Yucuañe)


  • August 15

Patronal feast of the virgin of the Assumption.

  • October 14 to 21 

Celebration of the granting of the title of Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco.

  • Fifth Friday of Lent

Patronal feast in San Martín Huamelúlpam.


Know the Dominican architectural complex, one of the most peculiar samples of novohispana art and architecture of the 16th century. Live as never the history in the communitarian museum of San Miguel Tequixtepec, which shows you prehispanic canvases and traits of prehistory in its cave paintings and mammoth fossils.


  • Temple and former convent of San Juan Bautista
  • Archeological site Inguiteria


  • Sanctuary of mrine fossils.
  • Ceremonial Center Cueva del Calvario
  • Cerro Nata
  • Las Piedras Encimadas
  • La Piedra Iglesia


  • May

Fesat of the Señor del Calvario.

  • June 24 

Patronal feast of San Juan Bautista.


The mixtec name of Apoala is due to the abundance in its territory of the vital liquid. Travels its rugged terrain along winding roads, and follow the flight of the birds from the natural viewpoints. Know the origin and history of the Mixtec race through fascimiles of the codices Nuttal and Vindobonensis.


  • Temple of Santiago Apóstol (16th century)
  • Library


  • Rock "nueve chuparrosas"
  • Cave of the evil
  • Colossal or twin boulders
  • Cave paintings
  • Cave of la Culebra
  • The waterfalls


  • July 25

Patronal feast of Santiago Apóstol.


Enjoy a delicious bath of water and sun in the fresh natural spas. Visit the beautiful parish of Santa María de la Natividad, built by Dominicans in the 16th century, where its two tubular organs stand out: a monumental and a processional one. From the viewpoint, appreciate the original clean layout of the city.


  • Parish of Santa María de la Natividad
  • Plaza de la Constitución


  • The Canyon
  • Waterfall los Chorritos
  • Springs
  • Natural spas


  • May 3

Patronal feast of the Señor del Desmayo.


This is the cradle of the Mixtec Jarabe and Mixtec song, symbols of this land. Live unforgettable moments in the Historic Center when the streets are covered by sawdust carpets in honor of the Lord of the Hearts. Taste the flavor and tradition at the Mole de Caderas Festival, held in October.


  • Municipal Palace 
  • Cathedral of San Juan Bautista
  • Chapel of the Sagrario Diocesano
  • Park Independencia and kiosko
  • Regional museum of Huajuapan
  • Archeological zone Cerro de las Minas
  • House of the gunpowder
  • Church of the 17th century (Guadalupe Cuautepec)


  • Walk of the bells
  • Dam Lázaro Cárdenas (San Francisco Yosocuta)
  • Waterfall
  • Lagoon and places Palmar and la Horca (Guadalupe Cuautepec)


  • February

Artisan Expo of palm and mixtec ceramics.

  • March 19 

Feast in honor to San José.

  • April

Feast of the 4 Moles.

  • June 24 

Patronal feast of San Juan Bautista.

  • July 23 

Feast in honor to the Señor de los Corazones.

Expo fair Huajuapan.

Tournament of black bass fishing.

  • October 12 

Feast of Guadalupe Cuautepec.

  • October and November

Festival of the Mole de Caderas.


Harmonic fussion of the indigenous and Dominican heritage

The Mixteca Route includes various natural and cultural attractions: springs, waterfalls, caves and canyons, archaeological sites, community museums, as well as ancestral customs and traditions.

This route takes you to know the Mixtec cultural legacy in beautiful complement with the Hispanic contribution and particularly with the Dominican religious order, whose emblems are the majestic temples and former convents, beautifully conserved.

In its wide gastronomy, stands out the so-called "mole de caderas", made with goat meat and considered one of the most important dishes in the region.

For its part, the beautiful natural settings of the Mixteca are considered ecosystems of global importance for their richness and biological integrity, with species that do not exist anywhere else on the planet.

Know the attractions and activities of each of the nine municipalities on the route, through its main tours:

  • Tour of the Dominican Temples.
  • Gastronomic Tour.
  • Nature Tour.


...and what are you waiting for?

Let yourself be enveloped by the tranquility and purity of the natural beauties of the Oaxacan Mixtec.

To visit the Oaxacan Mixteca region is to enter an area of great importance, due to the number of endemic species of flora and fauna that it shelters.

Also, its great cultural wealth is reflected in the various codices and archaeological monuments, and especially in the built cultural heritage of the Dominican religious order.