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Cuilapam de Guerrero, Oaxaca, Mexico
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All reviews left unfinished tour guide interesting history ex convent short visit amazing architecture monte alban oaxaca valley beautiful site small museum monastery photos frescoes foto conquistadors century remnants
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I had been to the Convento de Cuilapam several times before and I love the architecture here. I was glad to know we would be visiting here on our tour. Slowly stroll through the high archway halls and imagine life as it must have been...More

Thank Dorothy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a small gentleman there that is absolutely huge with knowledge of this very vital place! Video him because you'll miss 1/2 of what his says. One fact after another. Incredible!

Thank c2nit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

13 pesos the bus from oaxaca and 45 pesos entry fee for the inside part of the convent. You can visit outside for free. In the outside there was poop of dogs and people in many places and the outside bathroom was closed and smell...More

Thank EriBrunette
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

This partially open-air Cathedral and Convent is another cultural gem among many in Oaxaca. It was left unfinished by the Conquistadors since the locals who were required to build the place died en masse of smallpox, a European illness that the locals had no resistance...More

Thank BrianEnyc
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Wish I knew more about the history of the place other than the quick blurb my tour guide gave us, but it is really a stunning place, great for photos.

Thank Sonia M
Reviewed July 18, 2018

WE did not stay long at this stop as time was running out and there is not much I learned about it other than I enjoyed the architecture and what part of history it played. It was a church of another denomination.

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Reviewed June 26, 2018

This place is atmospheric, but with so many other things to do in the area, I would not go out of my way to see this unless I had the time. Our group shorted itself at Monte Alban to get both sites into one short...More

Thank CLT29
Reviewed May 20, 2018

This was one of the stops on the way back from a tour to Monte Alban. Unfortunately the tour guide was not very familiar with the very interesting history surrounding this convent. Some later research uncovered the stories and even prompted a return trirp.

Thank danimal708
Reviewed May 17, 2018

This convent was burned few centuries ago and whats most interesting is that only the roof and some inside walls were destroyed by the fire. Some say it's the work of God. Whats amazing nowadays is that you can walk between the walls, along the...More

Reviewed March 31, 2018

This beautiful ex monastery has no roof but is still majestic. I fell in love with the stones that are green and spying the leftover monochromatic frescos that you have to really look for. They aren't always easy to find. Make sure you go out...More

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Response from Caroline b | Reviewed this property |
try Oaxaca itself, but also all the villages in the area, especially those known for their crafts. Market days are especially colorful. We loved (and took many photographs of) the food market in Oaxaca, a little southwest... More