Ex-Convento de San Gabriel
Ex-Convento de San Gabriel
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Nas S
Long Beach, CA2,237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
A big area to see a lot. Nicely spaced and interesting architecture here. Completely unexpected fort architecture here as not very common to see in Mexico/Puebla area.
Written August 3, 2019
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Juandf023
Chattanooga, TN80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
An easy walk from the pyramid area. Off the main square. Not sure why it is named here as “ex” convent as it is an active Franciscan friary with about 10 friars working there. There is a large school, the Franciscan Library, a huge chapel that at one time was open air to allow for thousands to be present for Mass, and the actual church and friary itself, is one of the oldest in the Americas. The actual original cloister is not accesible because of some damage to the original bell tower from an earthquake so the church entrance is closed off, but you can still access the church on the side. If you run into one of the friars, they can get you into the original cloister area which not too many people get to see. As someone else mentioned, the entire complex is huge, so you almost have to make a decision whether to soak everything in from the courtyard or to go inside and visit.
Written October 12, 2018
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FoodMonsterTravels
Berlin, Germany276 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
This is a beatutiful church which was unfortunately hardly hit by the earthquakes (leave a small donation for rebuilding the convent). It is still worth visiting it - come in the morning because some parts of the area are closed in the afternoon.
Written March 16, 2018
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Sandy S
Albuquerque, NM1,018 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
The day we visited, the 16th Century Franciscan monastery, San Miguel Arcángel, was closed to visitors. Walking around it, we were able to appreciate that it looked more like a medieval fortress than a religious compound. Both the walls and the church exterior were gray stone topped by crenellations.
Written September 16, 2021
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jefferyp2017
San Antonio, TX1,974 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
We visited this church right after we had seen the Cholula Pyramid, our guide mentioned how this church had been built with stones from the pyramid and that this church had been damaged by a recent earthquake, we went inside and heard more of its history. When we came out we had wait a few minutes for our tour bus, that's when Popo the neighborhood volcano got our attention, the guide said don't worry, that happens all the time, ok
Written February 24, 2018
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MTorre
Mexico City, Mexico2,762 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
This place is really huge. The central patio is really big for the size of the city. The church is not one of the most beautiful but it in the middle of town so worth a visit.
Written April 23, 2017
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KGGFamily
Vernon, Canada764 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
Wandering the grounds it was easy to imagine the place centuries ago. Such an amazing structure and beautiful chapel - an engineering feat to build all 39 of those domes. Take a bit of time and just sit and relax, soak it all up.
Written November 6, 2016
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Flora C
Mexico City, Mexico230 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
This Franciscan Convent was founded in 1529 and finished in 1552. The compound has two churches and the convent, which is still inhabited by Friars. The Capilla de Naturales is extremely interesting, as it resembles to the Mezquita de Cordoba in Spain. The Cloister is very elegant and has beautiful frescoes from the XVI Century.
Written January 27, 2016
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Dan T
Plano, TX55 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Solo
Declared as convent, but in fact you visit two churches. If you are in Cholula, it is worth visiting it, but doesn't justify special visit
Written January 17, 2016
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Fernando Plascencia
Guadalajara, Mexico46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
We been there just for take great photos, you can see from the Pyramid and is so beautifully and big, is not open in the all parts, but have a small museum also, great for a fast stop if you are in Cholula.
Written December 29, 2021
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