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Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
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This concrete stadium, built in 1974, hosts a wide range of events.

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Work off those extra calories!

We walked from mid-town to mount the stairs to the auditorium several times. The first time was for the view and experience. The second time was for some necessary exercise after... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
ZeppelinsDad
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

We walked from mid-town to mount the stairs to the auditorium several times. The first time was for the view and experience. The second time was for some necessary exercise after a week of overeating. Probably would be a great concert venue.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Everything about this ..... is Great. The Oaxacan food is to die for (the spicy Mole is world-class). The entertainment is a conglomeration of a dozen districts from all over the state, dressing up in local costumes and bringing their dancing and music, that makes them unique. Wrap it all up in a week long extravaganza, and you have more... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

On the weekends and at night time they have dancers, concerts, and any type of music events. Really nice to sit down and watch the shows.

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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

The auditorio is nice, but it's during the festival that it's awesome! The dancers, bands, singers and local groups of children are delightful. I especially love the traditional clothing and dances.

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Thank Susana D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Being in Oaxaca during Guelaguetza week was fantastic because of all the side events, but the actual festival was totally worth it. For Mexico, the tickets are expensive (about $40) but waiting all night for the free seats wasn't an option for us. There is no cover, but they gave us hats and water. The dancing and costumes are incredible.... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Guelaguetza happens all over the state of Oaxaca on all different days of July as I understand it. To go to this Auditorio which was built under corrupt circumstances, would only serve to validate corrupt politicians and would only perpetuate the notion that corruption is good. Ever since the new auditorio was built it has done nothing but suck money... More 

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 27 May 2015

This is my first visit to Auditorio Guelaguetza. The concert was free and I did plan this at the last minute. There is not enough car parking space, the lines were too long. The concert was the best one and only one I have attended.

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County Kerry, Ireland
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Reviewed 8 March 2015

Some locals call this Hercules Thong (Tanga de Hercules) as it has cost the local government a bomb, and half of it fell down in a storm, and the bit that remains is kind of in the shape of a thong. There is some nice steps and painted underpasses on the way up to it, and the views of Oaxaca... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Went here for the Donaji Leyend, i was very impressed by the construction by itself, the show was great and the fireworks at the end were lovely, the only thing that is not cool is that the seats are very unconfortable, bring a cushion with you if you have it. I didn't get to go to the actual Guelaguetza but... More 

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Seattle, WA
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

I haven't been in Oaxaca for Guelaguetza but I hear it's wonderful. In the meantime, the walk up to the Auditorio is a great morning walk to get great views of the city. You can then continue on up to the Planetarium and Observatory and beyond for even better views. It's excellent exercise in the morning before the sun is... More 

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