Museo Antiguo Convento Franciscano De Santa Ana de Tzintzuntzan, Tzintzuntzan
(4.9/5 based on 45 reviews on the web)
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  • It is a good place to navigate it safely. It is an old convent grande, I recommend visiting it with comfortable shoes.
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  • On the morning of day of the dead the Atrium is filled with peace of mind accompanied by candles illuminating the paths and the altar in the atrial cross add a touch of tradition. Excellent!
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  • In 1533, Vasco de Quiroga settled in these lands where he established the first head of the Diocese of Michoacán and I think the social and economic structure of the villages surrounding Lake Patzcuaro. On a plateau that dominates the Lake of Pátzcuaro lie the remains of the ancient capital of the p ' urhépecha Kingdom, below is the convent of San Francisco, where olive trees planted the own Bishop Don Vasco de Quiroga in the middle of the 16TH century are still preserved. Today Tzintzuntzan Museum and Cultural Center occupies the former Franciscan convent of Santa Ana. The ex-convent of Santa Ana was the first founded in Michoacan by the Franciscan order; its construction started at the end of the 16TH century, about 1570, and was completed in the 17TH century. The building is also of its age, its architecture with the plateresque and Baroque architectural styles, the pre-Hispanic janamus (stone slabs) and a sample of the Muslim influence that arrived in New Spain in the 16TH century, which recovered its colours black, blue, green and red in the mudejars, after the recent restoration. Integrated into the main facade as a testimony of the evangelising era, find the open Chapel, the remains of numerous and Indian hospital mural frescos from the 16TH to the 19TH centuries and which perhaps would be the sole baptismal immersion registered in Mexico. The main façade is built with stone of volcanic origin and sample reliefs similar to the archaeological zone with some stones carved and faces of Angels at the beginning of 2006 was created the Center Cultural Community Tzintzuntzan - charge the convent and the Museum are located-; that same year he began the second stage of comprehensive restoration of the Assembly attended by institutions such as the Generalitat Valenciana in Spain. The Museum was opened on November 21, 2012 by the former now President Felipe Calderón and the enclosure is divided thematically into three large blocks: Prehispanico, Viceroyalty and Tzintzuntzan today. Open Monday to Sunday from 10 to 17 hours.
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