Nocturnal Walk of Urban Legends

Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico

Experience hosted by Javier

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in Spanish and English

What you'll do

We will meet at the Socrates Park besides the Church of Our lady of the solitude (BASILICA DE LA SOLEDAD) there we will have an introduction of the myths and legends of oaxaca and Mexico, talking about the world of the fantastic and intangible. We will walk to the street "el muerto" where i will tell you the urban legend of the "sereno, the alley of death" and we will visit the alley where the history happened. After on the stairs of the goverment building i will tell you the story of "La Matlazihua" that woman that scare the mans on every town of every region of oaxaca. We will walk to finish on the back of the church of Santo Domingo, there i will tell you the story of "La Llorona" , that legend that started in the xochimilco lake and that now every mexican can hear about her.
By last we will see some photos of the castle of goblins that one man is buiding on the etla village, this, with the story that the people say, plus the story of Cuilapam de Guerrero another Dominic church in oaxaca.
We will talk about our spiritual guides and the rituals that we do in towns to receive them. I will give yor a gift that you can take with you to remember our kegends.
Other things to note
Its a stories walk , you will see some plants that the chamanes use to clean the aura of the people. its not a representation of the legends. What you see at the video its downtown, but those fireworks or decoration its not all the year.
We will meet at the Socrates Park besides the Church of Our lady of the solitude (BASILICA DE LA SOLEDAD) there we will have an introduction of the myths and legends of oaxaca and Mexico, talking about the world of the fantastic and intangible. We will walk to the street "el muerto" where i will tell you the urban legend of the "sereno, the alley of death" and we will visit the alley where the history happened. After on the stairs of the govermen…

What's included

  • Food
    One bar of organic amaranthus planted in oaxaca , an ancestral food of our...
  • Equipment
    1 one alebrije (carve wood handcraft) its a traditional handpaint animal of...

Meet your Host, Javier

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I study in the sea university: "Oaxaca, patrimonio cultural", i know my state where i have lived the most part of my life and i love the history of oaxaca, i´m a traveler of Mexico and abroad, i was a volunteer of the olympic games in Brasil, volunteer of the day of the deaths parade in mexico city.
im very commited to my city to help those small producers and native sellers of our towns, i have a clothing brand and souvenirs, plus i have been working for two years as a guide tours for exclusive groups and personalized attention in different lenguages.
I Have another experience that we visit the central market: https://www.airbnb.mx/experiences/415265
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I study in the sea university: "Oaxaca, patrimonio cultural", i know my state where i have lived the most part of my life and i love the history of oaxaca, i´m a traveler of Mexico and abroad, i was a volunteer of the olympic games in Brasil, volunteer of the day of the deaths parade in mexico city.
im very commited to my city to help those small producers and native sellers of our towns, i have a clothing brand and souvenirs, plus i have been working for two years as a guide tours for excl…
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
JARDIN SOCRATES (BESIDE THE CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF SOLITUDE)
Oaxaca de Juárez
We will be outside the church of the lady of the solitude, from there we will walk to the street el calvario, we will see the cobblestone strets where the serenos turn out the lights. after that street we will walk the street 5 of may and arrive to the back of the church of santo domingo, this dominic church that has a lot of years in the city and its part of the history of oaxaca and Mexico, been an amazing construction.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 352 reviews.

  • Annie
    January 2022
    Javier was a joy. His stories were deep and moving, entertaining and humorous, mysterious and dotted with history. This was a wonderful way to learn more about the indigenous peoples of this beautiful land. Highly recommend.
  • DebbieJerry
    January 2022
    It was a great evening walking, listening to stories. Javier’s story always have two sides to it. My husband and I enjoyed the evening very much.
  • Karen
    January 2022
    Javier is very committed to continuing the oral tradition of his Zapotec ancestors. The cultural impact of story really comes through this intelligent and thoughtful young man who includes some charming surprises for his guests on this delightful experience.
  • Mark
    January 2022
    Javier did an excellent job of hosting the group and telling stories and pointing out some of his favourite food spots as we walked around.
  • Elspeth
    January 2022
    It was so interesting to hear all the legends and personal stories that Javier shared, it really made me feel like I got to know things about Oaxaca I never would have known otherwise! He was so friendly and eager to answer questions and give recommendations. I really appreciated the layers of stories and history this tour uncovered - both the Spanish history and the indigenous history that is too often erased.
  • Alexander
    January 2022
    Highly recommend this tour. Even before the tour, Javier reached out to me noticing I was a solo traveler and asked if I wanted to join a larger group so I would have some more folks to talk to and meet or if I wanted to go on the trip solo. He really goes above and beyond to make sure it was a fantastic experience. Fabulous storyteller! Definitely a not to miss experience.

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