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Linda Martin's Walking Tour of Colonial Churches

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Address: In Front of the Cathedral Near the Zocalo, Oaxaca, Mexico

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Third time taking it ! A Must See!

This was my third time taking the tour. Linda is a wonderful storyteller and keeps you under her spell ! She makes her stories and history come alive. Its a wonderful introduction... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2015
Jan R
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Salisbury, Massachusetts
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Salisbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

This was my third time taking the tour. Linda is a wonderful storyteller and keeps you under her spell ! She makes her stories and history come alive. Its a wonderful introduction to Oaxaca.I always come away with new facts that I can dazzle my friends with. Linda has a new tabletop format due to health issues. I actually prefer... More 

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Seattle
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

We regret to report that Linda’s “walking” tours have entirely changed. The tour—not a tour at all--is instead a short lecture at a noisy restaurant, and is, in our opinion, not remotely worth the 100 peso fee. We suggest that, before you go, you use the “Ask a Question” feature on Tripadvisor to ask Linda if the tour is walking... More 

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Ubud, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

Linda is one of a kind and it was a priviledge to have met her for this tour. A storyteller with zest Linda will capture your attention from start to finish. We normally take lots of photos - today we did not as we listened and enjoyed the history of Oaxaca. Rather than repeat I can endorse what everyone else... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

This tour was a combination of understanding daily life in Oaxaca, unexpected results of historic actions, surprising facts and the very warm and honest insights of a fascinating person. Linda is a long-time expat who brings the various Churches to life from a historic and contemporary view point. The toured Churches are amazing as she brings to life their history... More 

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Colville, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

This tour was enjoyable , humorous and left me wishing it could have been longer. Enough to wet my interest to find out more about the history of churches in Oaxaca. Great blend of pre and post-hispanic history and along the way Linda points out other things of interest.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

Linda's tour is rich in history and fun! It is nice to get information in a unique and clever way. I do it every time I go to Oaxaca and am always happy that I make that choice. It is worth the time and a great introduction to Oaxaca' churches. Highly recommend it....not to be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013 via mobile

Linda is wonderful. She led us on a walking tour of the churches in Oaxaca. We heard interesting stories and historical tidbits. It was lively, informative and, yes a but irreverent. From Linda you will hear the stories that you won't hear anyplace else. It was a hoot- and that is my highest compliment!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

This is not a religious tour. This is a tour that talks about how the chruches interact with the lives of the people. As one can see Churches are very important in the lives of the people. Just walking around the town during the week, you will see the interaction of the people with their churches. On this tour you... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

We went on Linda's tour after we'd been in Oaxaca for awhile, and had already visited two of the churches on her tour on our own. But I was amazed at how much we hadn't noticed, and how much we learned about Oaxaca and it's history by visiting them again with her. And she's funny too! Highly recommended.

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2011

I've always felt that cities hold wondrous stories, but tours often deliver numerous factoids and seem a little dry - this tour was fantastically different and lively! It is the perfect mix for hearing the history, observing the splendor, and having some chuckles along the way. The churches are a great show, but Linda's commentary and delivery make this a... More 

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