This is a lovely pedestrian walk, and definitely designed/aimed at tourists. There are a ton of shops, galleries, and restaurants. There are vendors, but most are not very aggressive - much nicer than those in the Caribbean!
Start your visit in Oaxaca City here. From the Zocalo (main square) to templo Santo Domingo and surroundings. Walking here day AND night is a zero error experience.
I'm a bit puzzled by some of the enthusiastic reviews. It's a pedestrian only street, at least for a few blocks, so pleasant enough for a stroll. The shops and restaurants are definitely targeting higher end tourists, if that's what you're looking for. If not, you'll do better heading to the countless other great restaurants and craft markets in Oaxaca.
Be aware that the Alcala is definitely designed for tourists. Most of the stores and restaurants along it are higher-end. Having said that, it's still fun to check out the stores and stop for coffee somewhere. Santo Domingo is near the top of the Alcala. A block or two down from that there is a small park that has shaded... 更多
Main pedestrian street running from Santo Domingo down to the Zocalo area. Lined with restaurants and shops with the occasional street vendor. Nice for a stroll during the day or in the evening as well as a place to relax and people watch.
I'm not sure this street is as spectacular as other reviews are saying but nevertheless it is still quite pretty and worth taking a wander down. It seems quite touristy and there are a lot of arts and craft shops and an array of restaurants. It's worth walking up to see the Santo Domingo church which is stunningly decorated on... 更多
We spent two weeks and loved walking up and down this pedestrian street - sometimes on our way somewhere, sometimes just to watch the people go by. Fabulous
Full of cultural places, restaurants, shops,churches, museums, markets, parks bars...everything is there...is the heart of Oaxaca city...just love it!