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Linda Martin's Walking Tour of Colonial Churches

Linda Martin's Walking Tour of Colonial Churches
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In Front of the Cathedral Near the Zocalo, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I joined this tour without definite expectations. Our tour guide, Jacob, was well-prepared and knowledgeable. In addition, he was charming, engaging, and funny. BTW, the earlier reviews no longer apply. I learned that Linda had developed a terminal illness and Jacob continues to honor her...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank jonneh126
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Very informative 2-hr walking tour of several of Oaxaca's churches (offered 2nd & 4th Saturdays only). Jacob was both knowledgeable and entertaining. He pointed out architectural details I easily missed and connected all the religious art to Pre-Conquest symbolism. Linda would be pleased with his...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank FlowerTrips
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I showed up for the church tour this morning Jan 21, 2017 and Linda was a no show. I'm not sure this is still happening.

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank pabloKahle
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...More

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank Jan R
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...More

Date of experience: December 2014
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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...More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank Joanne R
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...More

Date of experience: March 2014
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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...More

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank Lesley M
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...More

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank Beth L
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...More

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Response from FlowerTrips | Reviewed this property |
Find Oaxaca library on google and scroll down to this tour's listing--there's an email address for the guide. Enjoy!
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