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Convento de Cuilapam

Cuilapam de Guerrero, Oaxaca, Mexico
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tour guide” (5 reviews)
“short visit” (2 reviews)
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Cuilapam de Guerrero, Oaxaca, Mexico
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"interesting history"
in 4 reviews
"tour guide"
in 5 reviews
"short visit"
in 2 reviews
"ex convent"
in 3 reviews
"monte alban"
in 7 reviews
"oaxaca valley"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful site"
in 2 reviews
"small museum"
in 2 reviews
"guerrero"
in 7 reviews
"monastery"
in 7 reviews
"dominicans"
in 3 reviews
"frescoes"
in 3 reviews
"foto"
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"structure"
in 5 reviews
"remnants"
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"pics"
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"century"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 20 May 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.

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Reviewed 18 May 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

Thank MANEL H
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Reviewed 1 April 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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Reviewed 4 February 2018

It was a great visit here- it is incredible the prestige it has maintained! There are still original paintings in one of the arch ways

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

We had a bit of trouble getting much history but what we did learn on our short visit made us all want to do more research

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

The Ex-monastery of Santiago Apóstol stands without its roof in a large prairie. The greenish stones are prominent and there are remnants of a monochromatic fresco under one of the arches in the basilica. There is a small museum with a lovely cloister garden at...More

1  Thank notacanada
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

I went to Oaxaca with a group of coworkers on a long weekend and I can't say enough good things about the State of Oaxaca!! Oaxaca is beyond beautiful and the food is out of this world!! If you want to visit Mexico and experience...More

Thank mxortega
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This uncompleted complex is big. Towering columns standing alone which used to support a long ago collapsed roof. Some excellent paintings can still be seen on the walls inside the complex. The roof top vistas are a must. You get to sense the power and...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
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