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Jardín Etnobotánico

Oaxaca City

In former monastic grounds behind the Templo de Santo Domingo, this garden features plants from around Oaxaca state, including a staggering variety of cacti. Though it has been growing only since the 1990s, it’s already a fascinating demonstration of Oaxaca’s biodiversity. Due to acts of vandalism, visits are by guided tour only; be there five minutes before they start.

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