San Jeronimo Tlacochahuaya
San Jeronimo Tlacochahuaya
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Davis H
New Paltz, NY19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This church tells a fascinating story. The beautifully painted interior cleverly hides pre-Colonial symbols. The indigenous congregation managed to do what many "converts" did -- mix their old gods with the Christian one. A guide can be very helpful in pointing all this out. In any case, it is a beautiful interior and well worth a visit.
Written January 24, 2023
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RanchoPitaya
Oaxaca, Mexico23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Friends
The 16th Century Church of San Jeronimo, in Tlacochahuaya.
This delightfully charming church was built in the late 16th century by the Dominicans, an order founded by Santo Domingo.
The Virgen del Rosario, the Virgin Mary in her aspect of holding the Rosario, is well represented in Dominican churches as she appeared in the 13th century to Santo Domingo and asked him to spread throughout Christendom the custom of saying the rosary.

The church in Tlacochahuaya in now almost completely restored using the original pigments and techniques. The tones of blue are achieved with natural indigo (a legume like plant similar to alfalfa) and the rose tones with cochineal (a small insect that lives on the nopal cactus and produces Carmine red). The abundance of flower and cherub motifs make this church both inviting and visually stunning.

The baroque side altars or retablos on the south side or the church narrate the lives and miracles of saints beginning with Santa Rita de Lima, the first canonized saint of the new world, next the Virgen de Guadalupe, the patroness of Mexico, and lastly San Joaquin, the father of the Virgin Mary.

Make a point of climbing the steep and narrow spiral staircase to the organ loft. The four corners of the loft at decorated with frescos of the archangels, Miguel, Gabriel, Rafael and Uriel. The organ itself dates to about 1730 and is both an incredible musical instrument with stops that make the sounds of chirping birds and babbling brooks but is also a splendid work of art, with faces painted on the organ pipes.
Occasionally, organ recital are held at this church, See
this site for concert calendar. Instituto de Organos Historicos de Oaxaca
The church is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 -6 p.m. daily

There are collectivo taxis that depart from behind the east side of Estado de Besbol in the city of Oaxaca directly for Tlacochahauya. Cost approx 20 pesos
Written October 22, 2012
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Pollescu
Guadalajara, Mexico72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
If you're visiting Oaxaca, San Jeronimo's Temple in Tlacochahuaya is a must-see.

On the outside it's just like any other mexican 16th century catholic church, nothing relevant. But it's the minute you walk in that you understand why you have to visit this church. All the walls were hand-painted by indigenous people hundreds of years ago with intricate and elaborated arrangements; that makes you wonder why is this church not as famous or visited as other temples in Oaxaca.

We were asked for a $10 mexican pesos fee to be able to visit the second level where you can get a closer look of the paintings and a very old organ. Don't hesitate to go up and wonder at this incredible gem!
Written March 16, 2015
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Terry B
Mexico City, Mexico27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Friends
This church is not in Puerto Escondido as mentioned,
It is a few miles from the city of Oaxaca, and well worth a visit, Take time to observe every details in the frescoes, the furniture, the organ, and the " retablos"'
A true gem,
Written January 5, 2014
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Connie B
El Cajon, CA482 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The interior painting is a delight. Only a few minutes away from other attractions and for the brave: walk up the narrow stairs to the old organ!
Written January 19, 2020
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Terry B
Mexico City, Mexico27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Friends
This should be corrected.
It is NOT in Puerto Escondido, but a few miles from Oaxaca City .
It is worth a visit, and takes a short time to admire the church.
Written February 6, 2015
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Nick32215
Claremont, CA58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
We had never heard of Tlacochahuaya. Our guide suggested we add it to a day trip to Mitla, Yagul and the Tule tree. It was just about the highlight of the day. The story of the building of the church is rich and interesting. The inside is very unusual. It is covered in frescos of local flowers, all beautifully preserved. The 'retablos' (altar pieces) inside are very old and interesting - two of them dedicated to two of the first saints from Latin America including San Martín, an Afro-Peruvian saint that you rarely hear about. Make sure your guide knows about this place. And don't miss the restored baroque organ in the loft.
Written August 31, 2018
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CometoMexico
Mexico84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2011 • Friends
A colonial treasure in a very small village in the surroundings of Oaxaca. Great paintings and its fabulous organ as well as the whole decoration are the highlights. The visit can be combined with other villages around, where beautiful crafts are made, or Santa Maria del Tule.
Written February 16, 2012
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Janey B
Lakewood Ranch, FL22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Beautiful, but unfortunately we only walked around the outside as the place was closed the day of our visit.
Written March 27, 2019
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paula c
Atlanta, GA862 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Like many churches in Mexico it was a nice stop on the way to visit other sites. Well preserved, and ornate.
Written January 20, 2019
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