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Exconvento de San Pablo

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Easy to miss- enter the gated ally next to the cultural center for a lovely experience

This is perhaps one of the loveliest contemporary spots to hang out in Oaxaca. This former convent... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2018
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An exquisite surprise

This ancient convent/church, long a dreary lodging house, was transformed a few years ago by the... read more

Reviewed February 21, 2018
Katharyn R
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

It's a beautifully refurbished old convent now used for cultural purposes. The architecture ist stunning, if not necessarily the exhibitions. Watch for concerts organised by the Fonoteca in the main atrium.

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Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

This is perhaps one of the loveliest contemporary spots to hang out in Oaxaca. This former convent that enters on to what is now a gated alley has become a beautifully restored contemporary art exhibition space (which also has a top quality table selling works...More

Thank Zzardvark
Reviewed February 21, 2018

This ancient convent/church, long a dreary lodging house, was transformed a few years ago by the Harp Helu Fondacion. Their architect kept some of the bones of the old buildings, but turned them into fresh, airy spaces containing exhibitions of local artists, historical photo records,...More

Thank Katharyn R
Reviewed February 18, 2018

I think the intended point of this series of buildings is not centrally one of its outputs, which is the restoration of the Exconvento de San Pablo. Rather, it is more centrally a vehicle to discuss how one restores Oaxacan historical buildings, many of which...More

Thank NormBC
Reviewed February 13, 2018

A fantastic hidden gem! This ex-convent serves as a multipurpose cultural center housing a library, art galleries, meeting rooms, and a concert hall. Beautifully restored as well. Events are always going on here, especially concerts in the evening. Would highly recommend a visit. Bring a...More

Thank Ben B
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

I had to go by a couple of times until I found it open so be sure to check hours. Go through the gate and turn left and suddenly your are wandering into an art fiesta. Free. They have Albujeres from multiple artists, Curren just...More

Thank Robyn H
Reviewed January 6, 2018

It is pretty interesting place to visit. Also difficult to tell what's inside until you enter. It is in short an art gallery, library, religious display and children's playground all in one place. Outside kid's carousel, restaurant and nice café complete the picture.

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Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

I visited the art gallery that is in the same area. The exhibitions were wonderful and there was no entry fee. There was a library and coffee area too.

Thank Megan W
Reviewed November 9, 2017

The cultural center of San Pablo is only two blocks from the Zocalo and you can tell, by the knotted metal gates you pass through, that you are entering a special place. There are changing exhibits here and there is usually music or a presentation...More

Thank retireandtravelnow
Reviewed November 9, 2017

This was, by far, the best spot in Oaxaca. I think they are affiliated with the Textile Museum, as they share the same block. It's easy to miss all the goodness within this spot. There is a courtyard that crosses through the space. On Hildago,...More

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