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Cuilapam de Guerrero, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This partially open-air Cathedral and Convent is another cultural gem among many in Oaxaca. It was left unfinished by the Conquistadors since the locals who were required to build the place died en masse of smallpox, a European illness that the locals had no resistance...More

Thank BrianEnyc
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Wish I knew more about the history of the place other than the quick blurb my tour guide gave us, but it is really a stunning place, great for photos.

Thank Sonia M
Reviewed July 18, 2018

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.

Thank Whimsicalartist
Reviewed June 26, 2018

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
Reviewed May 20, 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.

Thank danimal708
Reviewed May 17, 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
Reviewed March 31, 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

1  Thank UrbanDrifter
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
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
Reviewed January 24, 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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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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