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. Thankfully are preserved quite well, so we are very fortunate to be able to appreciate them now. 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 short, this is a wonderful place tucked away in the old and noisy 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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  • Well preserved. Nice express visit. I used to arrive by boat!
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  • I recommend the guided tour, is place is very clean and quiet, out of the convent, you will not find another attraction, is close to the metro Culhuacan or if you are driving the convent has parking.
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  • Excellent place to visit in the CDMX, little known to the influx of people is low and you will have a pleasant visit, free access throughout the week, features packages and really is very easy to get through line 12 (Golden) station Culhuacan.
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  • The Lake is dry and remodeling
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  • The first paper mill in America and language school, in addition to the frescoes which are vestiges of the colonial era
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