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Convento de Cuilapam

Cuilapam de Guerrero, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Cuilapam de Guerrero, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed July 19, 2016

After reading the reviews here I had to visit and I loved it. The place reminded of the missions in San Antonio Texas, the convent is certainly fortified. Too bad all the natives died before it was finished. The place is immense and gives plenty...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2016

This beautiful ex-monastery is much larger than you might expect, with lovely details, such as serpent-carved water spouts and surviving sixteenth-century murals.

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Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is an old church without a roof, it has on the other side a museum not very much word it to go in. Its famous because they killed a general here and I was built like most churches in Mexico on top of a...More

Thank Alexis V
Reviewed May 24, 2016

The ruins of a great church attached to a still-extant choir and nave that are at right angles. The cloister behind is very beautiful as well, with fragmentary remains of frescoes. We loved this visit.

Thank Caroline b
Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

This convent is best known for being the prison and execution site of Guerrero, one of the heroes of the fight for Mexican independence. Yes the building is interesting but as a place to visit it suffers from both insufficient and superficial signage. More information...More

Thank packedandready2go
Reviewed March 17, 2016

we took a collectivo here very cheaply. The cathedral is absolutely beautiful, complete with so much wall art. Definitely visit and on the way home visit one of the wood carving villages

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Reviewed March 12, 2016

Most of the one full day tours in Oaxaca will take you to Monte Alban, Coyotepec, Culiapam and Arrazola (maybe they are in the same zone). However, after visiting Monte Alban, being amazed by the alfebrijes art-work, the "Convento de Culiapam" does not have much...More

Thank FedericoRodriguez
Reviewed March 10, 2016

If you love architecture or Catholic history, don't miss this location. It has the most unusual passage ways and beautiful details. It is also near a Hacienda Cuilapam, which is a great place to go eat afterward.

Thank SocietyandCulture
Reviewed February 19, 2016

A really atmospheric place. We had a learned guide (from Discubre Oaxaca), and that made all the difference. He was able to explain what we were looking at.

Thank Professional-Pilgrim
Reviewed February 11, 2016

Set in Cuilapam, where there's not much else to see, this grand old abandoned monastery (it would have been ENORMOUS) is testimony to the ambition and vision of the church fathers of the colonial period. It's also the place where the revolutionary Vicente Guerrero was...More

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Colin M
My main interest is photography. Especially of local daily life of the people living in an area that I travel to. Love just walking the streets with my camera trying to capture the local flavour. What do you recommend ?
September 21, 2016|
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
Rafael E
hola me gustaría saber ¿como llegar en transporte publico desde el centro de oaxaca? y ¿cual el costo de la entrada al lugar?, gracias
April 23, 2016|
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Response from Fabricio N | Reviewed this property |
Hola, ¿qué tal? puedes tomar un taxi foraneo en la esquina de la calle Bustamante y Gral. Ignacio zaragoza, como referencia puedes usar la Iglesia de San Francisco, puedes distinguirlos por ser taxis de color vino con... More
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