Architectural Stroll in Ocotlán with Flor Cantón

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Architectural Stroll in Ocotlán with Flor Cantón

After our beautiful architectural stroll through Oaxaca City with renowned architect and restoration specialist Flor Cantón, we were inspired to further our architectural/historical explorations of Oaxaca. So this time, Flor will be guiding us through the iconic streets, temple, market, museum, and artisanal work of Ocotlán.

 

Flor has designed the perfect, integral day of historical, architectural, and artisanal experiences for us, including a lovely market brunch with Ocotlán´s own “Frida”, who cooks typical Oaxacan dishes to perfection.

Photo: Vive Oaxaca

This trip will delve into the extensive socio-cultural history and architectural background of Ocotlán´s temple, market, and central square. Flor has a wealth of knowledge from her academic fields about the region, peppered with anecdotes and her own fascinating personal experiences.

Our Ocotlán architectural stroll will take place amongst friends! Flor will take us to eat with her friend “Frida” at the market, as well as Ocotlán´s most renowned artisan hat maker, who will teach us the art and technique behind his craft.

 

These trips offer an excellent opportunity to dig a bit deeper into the rich, complex history of Oaxaca and its architecture. The church in Ocotlán is a quintessential example of the multi-faceted, dark, and dynamic stories that structures and walls can tell.  With new architectural and historical knowledge of the region, you´ll also be able to see the market, modern-day artisans, and the deep culture that surrounds you with new perspective.

We will also take a look at the art of Ocotlan´s iconic painter, Rodolfo Morales, because an Ocotlán trip would not be complete without a closer examination of his art and the instrumental role it has played in the community. *

 

*Rumor has it that the museum is temporarily closed, so we our time in & around the museum will depend on availability.

Logistics:

Meet: At Tlayudona, 100 Hidalgo, Barrio Jalatlaco at 8:30 a.m. We will have coffee brewing, and will leave no later than 9 a.m., so please be on time or you will risk not making the trip.

Time Frame: 8:30 a.m. – approximately 3:30 p.m.

Includes: 

  • Round-trip transportation in air-conditioned vehicle (size of vehicle will depend on number of participants)
  • A guided journey around Ocotlán by our host and professional architect/restoration specialist Flor
  • A stroll through the museum of Rodolfo Morales
  • A trip to the market to eat with Ocotlan´s iconic “Frida” (Price of your meal not included)
  • An artisanal experience with a well-known local hat-maker

Please Bring:

  • Hat/ Sunscreen
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Water
  • Pen/notebook if you´re a note-taker
  • Pesos to purchase your meal at the market

Feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions: tlayudona@gmail.com

Language: This experience will be offered in Spanish and translated into English if/when necessary.

Cost: 1,200 MXN per person

 

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