Right at the foot of the Cerro del Fortin (Fortin Hill), is a large quarry expanse, with tiered steps that serve as seating areas, which was previously known as Plaza de la Soledad or Calvario. The Plaza de la Danza actually formed part of the Temple of Solitude, Temple of San Jose and their convents and was built in 1950, by the commission of Eduardo Vasconcelos, specifically for the education and display of the folkloric dances of Oaxaca.
A day before the traditional start of the Guelaguetza celebration (also known as Fiesta de los Lunes del Cerro), the Bani-Stui-Gulal presentation (representation of the ancient) is held here. But that’s not all, this site also hosts various cultural events throughout the year.
From this point also, one can visit other places of interest that are found just surrounding the Plaza de la Danza (Plaza of Dance), such as the Our Lady of Solitude Basilica, and the San Jose Church.