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Convento de Cuilapam
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Zaachila Market, Cuilapam and Arrazola Tour from Oaxaca
Ranked #16 of 116 things to do in Oaxaca
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San Diego, California
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138 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“A wonderful surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

We visited a hacienda in this area for lunch which was amazing. But leaving the area, found this monestario and decided to take a walk....it was amazing....!!! If you love Spanish Colonial architecture and history of the area, it is a must do!

Visited November 2013
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Messina, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Solitary place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

This convent, which was left unfinished, lies in the town of Cuilapam De Guerrero and it is the place where Vincente Guerrero, one of the Heroes of the Mexican War of Independence, was imprisoned and executed. The unfinished church and the external yard can be visited for free, to visit the interior there's a small fee to pay. It's a place quite off-the-beaten-path and it's worth the visit.

Visited December 2012
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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”
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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65 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Very peaceful and Scenic / Tranquilidad y belleza”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
3 Thank Nicholas L
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