The petrified waterfalls at Hierve el Agua outside of Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • Oaxaca, Mexico, was just named the best city in the world in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2020.
  • Each year, the publication releases its World's Best Awards, where it surveys readers and ranks destinations, hotels, and cities around the world.
  • Oaxaca topped this year's list with a score of 93.54 points out of 100.
  • These photos show the colorful city's architecture, nature, and flavorful cuisine.
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Oaxaca has nearly everything a person could dream of exploring.

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The city sits in southwestern Mexico and is surrounded by mountains.

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"One of the most delightful cities I've ever visited," one person wrote to Travel + Leisure.

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With stunning architecture, history, markets, music, and food, the Mexican city is a must on every bucket list.

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It's perfect for nature lovers who want to escape to the city's lush outdoors.

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And visit places like the petrified waterfalls of Hierve el Agua.

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Or the Zapotec temples and ruins.

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For the foodies, the city has an abundance of markets teeming with fresh fruit, vegetables, and other goods.

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The city also has an exciting street food scene.

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Don't forget to try staples like the mole ...

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... Or the Oaxaca delicacy, chapulines, which are roasted grasshoppers.

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Beyond delicious cuisine, the city is also known for its mezcal, which is an alcohol made from agave and often referred to as "smoky tequila."

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The city is also rich in culture and home to multiple churches, the most stunning of which is the Templo de Santo Domingo.

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But perhaps the best part of the city is its people.

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Local artisans spin yarn, carve wood, and master a variety of skills.

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It's a city you won't forget.

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