Exconvento de Culhuacan, Mexico City

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  • Culhuacan is a beautiful monastery/museum dating from the 1500s, with unusually fine fresco murals and a small, interesting museum. It is also used as a community center for the Culhuacan neighborhood...  more »
  • Even though the cultural center, which is located outside of the ex-Convent is very popular in the neighborhood, the treasures that holds the Museum of the convent are beautiful. The Museum is filled with ancient frescoes of the Augustinian Friars who founded this monastery in the 16th century. Fortunately is preserved quite well, by what we are very fortunate in to appreciate them currently. I would suggest that those in charge of the Museum were more careful, because such murals have no protection elements or visitors. The night of museums is worth much here. In summary, this is a place wonderful hidden in the ancient and bustling neighborhood of Culhuacan.
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  • The monastery is located in Istapalape, not healthy area of Mexico City, but this part is relatively calm, in addition, Culhuacán Metro (line 12) is just 10 minutes to go. The former monastery is surrounded by a small park and a garden. In the park there is a pond with a fountain and a huge number of fish that swims up to you immediately and begins to wait that it will feed. In the garden, nothing special there. The monastery itself is quite small, but very neat, and very well recreated atmosphere of antiques and tranquillity. There is a small exhibition with furniture of the colonial period, a little Indian things. However, the most interesting is the building and courtyard. The building perfectly restored (by the way, there is a Hall with photos of the monastery before and after restoration-very impressive), frescoes on the walls and a courtyard surrounded by simple greenery. We were just in time for flowering orange trees (March), and the entire monastery blagouhal their flavor. Fans of such architecture uniquely should visit this place.
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