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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ruins of the open air part of the convent are very impressive, but the inside has some great 200-300 year old frescos that are really interesting as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank moabdds
Reviewed 7 May 2019

This is a fine old ruin, but not particularly noteworthy or exciting. It was included on the itinerary of my Monte Alban tour. It was fine.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DonnaSPDX
Reviewed 15 April 2019

This is one of those places that not everyone knows about and has too much to offer to visitors. Magnificent building with frescoes and a lot of history. Maybe a little bit more of budget from the INAH will help this place to shine a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mcarmendc
Reviewed 24 March 2019

Beautiful architecture. We went there with a guide, and very glad we did. He told us the history of the Catholic Church in Oaxaca and weaved in the history of the church too. Do not miss.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SolymarBQ
Reviewed 16 March 2019

Cuilapan is a 20 minute bus ride from central Oaxaca and is the nearest capilla abierta to it. The roofless extension appears to be an earthquake victim but it was built like that intentionally. For a fee you can visit the cloisters as well. Definitely...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 16jamesdoc
Reviewed 14 February 2019

One of the compelling reasons to visit this sight, is that it will require to hire a driver or cab and drive out to the countryside. Many little villages and towns along the way, and some roadside restaurants worth a look. The story behind the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 8 February 2019

If you visit the ex convento, I highly suggest getting a local tour guide to show you around so you get the most out of the experience. There are several important surviving frescoes and a mix of architectural styles.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tombillinge
Reviewed 5 February 2019

We visited this site twice, the second time with an archeologist which added so much meaning to our visit. I recommend going with a good guide or reading up on it before your visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 31 December 2018

When it was established early after the Spanish conquest, it was designed as a fortress since the native people were not yet under Spanish control. Interesting mix of religion and fortress....

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Leianne C
Reviewed 21 December 2018

Another Dominican building, now in ruins. The convent now host a small museum. There are still some murals. Nice views from the terraces.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Sandra S
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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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