Teotitlán del Valle ( Región de los Valles Centrales)
The village of Teotitlan del Valle ("place of gods" in Nahuatl) is famous for the quality and beauty of wool textiles: rugs, jackets, bags, blankets, tapestries, "corridors", carpeting, curtains and garments produced in large wooden looms and decorated with natural dyes, whose designs range from traditional taps frets and Zapotec and Mixtec, to reproductions of contemporary painters.
Around the community there are interesting sites as "El Picacho" hill considered sacred and mystic, whose summit offers excellent views of the Valley of Tlacolula.
The tours may include visits to the homes of artisans, to observe the development of so-called "shell candles," the traditional candy or tufts for the dancers of the pen. It is also worth visiting the museum community, Zapotec language called "Balaa Xtee Guedchi Gulal" ("Place of the Old Town" or "Shadow of the Old town"), which comprises 3 main areas: the archaeological site, the craft and the traditional wedding.
|GETTING TO Teotitlan del Valle |
Located 30 kilometers from the city of Oaxaca.
If traveling by public transport you can board a bus line "Transportation Star Valley North." Another option is to address a collective taxi to Tlacolula and off at the turnoff to Teotitlan, right there you can board a second taxi that takes you to group the population.
INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS
Museo Comunitario “Balaa Xtee Guech Gulal” Plaza Cívica, Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, C.P. 70420 Tel: (951) 5 24 40 88