We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Convento de Cuilapam

Cuilapam de Guerrero, Oaxaca, Mexico
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$36.99*
and up
Zaachila Market, Cuilapam and Arrazola Tour from Oaxaca
More Info
US$50.99*
and up
Monte Alban, Arrazola, Coyotepec and Cuilapam Full-Day Tour from Oaxaca
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
LOCATION
Cuilapam de Guerrero, Oaxaca, Mexico
CONTACT
Website
Write a ReviewReviews (207)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"small church"
in 2 reviews
"interesting history"
in 3 reviews
"short visit"
in 2 reviews
"ex convent"
in 3 reviews
"tour guide"
in 4 reviews
"oaxaca valley"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful site"
in 2 reviews
"monte alban"
in 5 reviews
"guerrero"
in 7 reviews
"monastery"
in 7 reviews
"dominicans"
in 3 reviews
"frescoes"
in 3 reviews
"structure"
in 5 reviews
"op"
in 2 reviews
"roofless"
in 2 reviews
"foto"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank UrbanDrifter
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 4, 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

Thank NorthernTraveller_12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 26, 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

Thank Santiagograndma
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed January 25, 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 16, 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 10, 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

Thank retireandtravelnow
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful architectural ruin. The remaining structure gives enough information to allow you to picture the beautiful building that was never completed. Carved elements remain for the entry way and the pulpit with a stairway built within the wall are creative. Look for some remaining frescoes...More

Thank Bob_OpFL
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 22, 2017

This is a historic masterpiece that has been grossly neglected by the National Institute of History of Anthropology in its anti-hispanic policy. The convent was not finished due to changes in regulations during the colonial periods. Do not go with a tour guide as they...More

2  Thank Ferdinand V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 12, 2017

I took a big all day tour and am not surprised how many weddings were here to take fabulous photos! If you are on a tour, wear very comfortable shoes as there is walking involved. Beautiful scenery! I had a perfect day. The light was...More

Thank Lifesdepth
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Nice historic place, not crowded and almost for free. Imagine the history being there, all the stories this wall could tell.

Thank Jens R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 111 hotels in Oaxaca
Hotel Suite Maria Ines
4 reviews
7.12 km away
Hotel Castillo de Reyes
3 reviews
8.57 km away
San Pablo Hotel
1 review
8.65 km away
Hotel Roca Mar
3 reviews
8.66 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Restaurante Hacienda Cuilapam
30 reviews
.88 km away
Restaurante La Capilla
72 reviews
4.94 km away
Piedra de Fuego
58 reviews
8.01 km away
Pacha Mama
59 reviews
8.01 km away
Nearby Attractions
Zona Arqueologica Zaachila
30 reviews
5.60 km away
Cacaluta
128 reviews
7.46 km away
Valentino's Fishing Charters
49 reviews
2.66 km away
Monte Alban
3,736 reviews
5.67 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Colin M
September 22, 2016|
Answer
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
0
Votes