Teotitlán del Valle: the land of Oaxacan textiles

Visiting Oaxaca and not acquiring some crafts is unusual. This is because Oaxaca is one of the states where we can find the most variety of crafts, especially when it comes to textiles. Therefore, when staying in the best hotels in Oaxaca, ask where you can buy the best Oaxacan crafts.

We at Hotel El Callejón always encourage our guests to escape to Teotitlán del Valle, which is a town about thirty minutes from the city. In this article, we want to invite you to dare to discover this town full of colors and textiles.

Visit Teotitlán del Valle

It is common that when we embark on a journey, we decide to make the most of this experience. Therefore, breaking the usual routine pushes us to immerse ourselves in the culture of different Mexican states.

Oaxaca is one of the states where we can find more diversity, colors, and traditions. While visiting the city of Oaxaca is already an adventure, venturing to Teotitlán will increase it.

Teotitlán del Valle is a town in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca and is approximately 31 kilometers from the Oaxacan capital. Because it is located in a valley, you can enjoy landscapes worthy of a fairy tale, as you will be surrounded by mountains and many green areas.

However, the main attraction of Teotitlán del Valle is not its beautiful landscapes but the textiles. So, if you are interested in buying Oaxacan textiles, this town is the ideal place to do so.

What to do in Teotitlán del Valle?

Even though it is not a huge city like Mexico City, there are many activities to do in Teotitlán del Valle, including:

Wool Crafts

The main reason why guests of the best hotels in Oaxaca visit Teotitlán del Valle is that the community specializes in the production of rugs. These are made with sheep's wool and dyed with natural dyes obtained from plants and animals, such as cochineal and fruit peels like walnut or pomegranate.

These fine and elaborate crafts have made Teotitlán a globally known municipality. The most surprising thing is that you can acquire them at affordable prices. Moreover, you can also find bags, shawls, sarapes, hats, keychains, and wool dolls.

Archaeology

It is common to associate Oaxaca only with Monte Albán, but Teotitlán is also an area rich in archaeology. This can be easily distinguished in its constructions in the center of the community, as well as the mounds known as Giebets "Zapote Stone" and on the hilltops, in the upper part of the town, there is an area called Quiejyu "Head of Earth" and Quie Lees "Head of Stone."

Museum

The community of Teotitlán del Valle has a community museum founded in 1995. In it, you can admire archaeological pieces from the historic community. Also, there are historical photographs and mannequins depicting the making of rugs and the Dance of the Feather.

Church

A central point of Oaxacan communities is their churches. In Teotitlán, you can find it located in the center of the town and is dedicated to the Precious Blood of Christ, whose construction was in 1518. On its walls, you can find large idols carved in stone.

Gastronomy

The food in Oaxaca is a must, whether you are staying in the best hotels in Oaxaca or visiting Teotitlán del Valle; you should not miss the meals and drinks consumed and prepared in this state. Specifically in Teotitlán, you can try the typical food of the Central Valleys: the 7 moles, tamales, empanadas, tlayudas, memelitas, fruit waters, tejate, pulque, and mezcal.

How to get to Teotitlán?

If you are staying in a Boutique hotel in Oaxaca, you only need to go to the central market where you can take the bus that will take you directly to Teotitlán. This bus will drop you off one block from the town center. You can also take a shared taxi that can take you to Teotitlán.

Stay at the best hotel in Oaxaca

El Callejón is one of the best hotels in Oaxaca, located in the historic center, allowing you to walk through the colonial streets and immerse yourself completely in the Oaxacan atmosphere.

If you want to book a room, you can do it through different platforms, or if you prefer, directly on the website hotelcallejon.com or call the lines (951) 351 1564 and (951) 351 5917. You can also visit us at Callejón Morelos #103, Barrio de Xochimilco, 68040, Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico. We look forward to providing you with a unique experience!

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