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San Bartolom Quialana

Description
Quialana, a word which means "black stone", is the name given to this beautiful community of approximately 2,500 inhabitants, whose primary occupations are agriculture, ranching and raising fowl.

The town is located at the foot of a large mountain called Picacho, from which the entire Valley of Tlacolula may be seen. At night, the view is particularly spectacular as the lights from surrounding towns and the city of Oaxaca may be observed.

This place is know for the brightly coloured head dresses which are worn by the woman from infancy as part of their vivid costume. This characteristic creates a festive atmosphere, lending to a sense of interminable happiness. Here, weaving is the exclusive reserve of the women who, in addition, also work in the countryside. Upon seeing these women, it may be difficult to resist the temptation to photograph them, however, visitors must first ask their permission, as some retain the belief that upon having their picture taken, their soul is stolen.

Quialana has basic services which include telephones, medical attention, shops and a market.

The administrator of the Tourist House (Tourist Y') organises trips to a nearby dam, Calvario and Picacho. Each trip lasts approximately two hours.


Location
San Bartolom Quialana: Is located 22 miles (36 kilometres) Southeast of the City of Oaxaca via highway 190 to the Isthmus. Turn south when you reach Tlacolula. Cross the town and continue. After 4 miles (6 kilometres) you will reach Quialana. Approximate travel time: [0:45]



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