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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 4 days ago

little away from downtown Oaxaca but it worth it, I suggest to take a guided tour because there is no much explanation inside

Thank Jackordaz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much to see but history interesting. This was included in our tour package. I would have rather spent more time at Monte Alban.

Thank Janette C
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This old couvent was really nice to visit. A little bit different from the others you can see in Mexico.

Thank Yoann L
Reviewed 13 March 2017

i visited this complex yesterday. It is a very imposing and impressive complex in an otherwise bland city. As in most Mexican towns, the churches are the highlights and the beneficiaries of support from their communities. The architecture of this complex is quite beautiful on...More

Thank Beverly K
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We visited mid to late afternoon which was perfect for pics. Be certain to have or find a tour guide that knows the history. Significant cultural place.

Thank dmoffat322
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Took regular bus down to the Wednesday market in Zaachila (enormous and fascinating), and then we hopped another bus to Cuilapam. There is an ancient unfinished convent there - interesting from the outside but be sure to pay to back into the museum! (A friend...More

Thank rdare
Reviewed 13 January 2017

A perfect trip from Oaxaca to the former abbey of Cuilapam de Guerrero. The ex-convent is elegant and very interesting although it was never finished due to decision of Conquistador Cortez. On the entrance gate you can see the symbol of the Order of Dominicans,...More

Thank kucerovajana
Reviewed 10 December 2016

A magical place.. lost in time.. unfinished work of art.. historical place left his traces.. don't miss to visit it

Thank Feride0706
Reviewed 8 December 2016

In the central valley of Oaxaca you will find Cuiliapam. There you will find one building with impressive dimensions which was start to built in the 16th century but it was never finished. The temple possess one facade plateresque, has basal plant 3 church ships,...More

1  Thank ralfkrueger2211
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Take a taxi to Cuilápam, the pueblo nearest the ex-convento, or (better yet) rent a bicycle and ride out. Take the tour inside and read the plaques outside--interesting history.

Thank Erik W
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Colin M
22 September 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