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Skip the official Guelaguetza and go to a small town and see the dances there instead

Guelaguetza happens all over the state of Oaxaca on all different days of July as I understand it... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2015
richard a
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Eugene, Oregon
Lila Downs Free Concert

This is my first visit to Auditorio Guelaguetza. The concert was free and I did plan this at the... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2015
OaxacaGold
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Oaxaca, Mexico
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This concrete stadium, built in 1974, hosts a wide range of events.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“auditorium” (6 reviews)
“planetarium” (2 reviews)
“exercise” (3 reviews)
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Oaxaca, Mexico
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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...More

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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.

3  Thank OaxacaGold
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Reviewed 7 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...More

1  Thank msvalhalla
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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...More

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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...More

2  Thank Ray M
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

Even if you are visiting Oaxaca when the Guelaguetza is not being performed, it's worth the walk up the hill to see the murals and the view of the city. Plenty of places to stop for a beverage or snack on the way down.

1  Thank LiamandOonah
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

I have been at the open-air auditorium for Guelaguetza a couple of times but it is very crowded and you need to arrive 2-3 hours early to get a free seat or pay for the reserved seats. Now I watch it on TV and the...More

Thank Oaxacaone
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Reviewed 25 July 2006

I returned from Oaxaca last night, July 24. I had bought tickets to both the traditional Guelaguetza festival and the Donaji--a reenactment of the legend--from TicketMasterMexico many months ago, and was to pick them up "at WIllCall at the ticket office in town" the week...More

3  Thank pammyt
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