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“Worth a short visit”

Convento de Cuilapam
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US$36.99*
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Zaachila Market, Cuilapam and Arrazola Tour from Oaxaca
Ranked #14 of 121 things to do in Oaxaca
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Brownsville Texas
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Worth a short visit”
Reviewed 29 June 2013

The Convento is worth a stop while on the way out of the city and into the Oaxaca valley. Don't expect much information available on site and be aware of the pushy drunk resident tour guide. Brush him off and continue on your own. Photographers can expect great natural indoor light because there is no artificial light available. Make the worthwhile climb to the roof for great views. It shoud take about an hour to tour the grounds.

Visited November 2012
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“Very peaceful and Scenic / Tranquilidad y belleza”
Reviewed 21 March 2013

The building is very beautiful and peaceful in bucolic kind of way. Everything but the current chapel is open to visitors. To see the current chapel you need to come when there is service being performed. The site also has significant historic value. Even the ruins are scenic (maybe the most scenic part). Go as a day trip or half day trip from Oaxaca and take your time. You can get a shared taxi very easily and cheaply from the northeast end of the Central de Abastos in Oaxaca, they leave very frequently throughout the day.

Visited June 2012
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