Oaxaca is a state and also happens to be the capital city of Mexico. The city of Oaxaca exudes rich history and culture. Oaxaca was once the historic home of the Zapotec and Mixtec peoples. With over 250 kilometres of beaches, colonial architecture, archaeological treasures, crafts and folk art Oaxaca is certainly the place to be. Tourists, particularly the history buffs will like the splendid architectural buildings, the museums, the churches situated at various parts of the town. The famous colonial destination in the city of Oaxaca which contains the Santo Domingo Temple, the Government Palace, the Macedonio Alcala Theater, the Rufino Tamayo Museum of Prehispanic Art, and the House of Cortes as part of the most admired sightseeing places.