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Franciscan Convent

Tzintzuntzan

This religious complex is made up of a garden, a temple dedicated to San Francisco, the ex-convent dedicated to Santa Ana, the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (Church of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad), the old Hospital de Indios and a chapel.

The architectural styles are mixed with each other, highlighting the baroque, neoclassical and plateresque styles in their constructions, which began 500 years ago and ended just 40 years ago.

Can you imagine finding yourself in front of trees that were planted hundreds of years ago? This is another luxury that you can only have in the Convento Franciscano de Tzintzuntzan (Franciscan Convent of Tzintzuntzan), since the olive trees that were planted by Vasco de Quiroga more than 400 years ago are still standing.

The site that began as a hermitage ended up as a temple. The Templo de San Francisco, concentrates the plateresque and neoclassical styles, his most outstanding work is an oil painting of Christ before the crucifixion, known as “El Señor del Rescate” (The Lord of the Rescue).

The Exconvento de Santa Ana ( Ex-convent of Santa Ana) is one of its main attractions, it is the open chapel of San Camilo, where the chroniclers tell us that “Tata Vasco” gave his first mass as bishop of Michoacán.

It is possible to visit the spaces of the convent. Some have been decorated with furniture from that period. As you enter its “celdas” (small rooms for the monks), the kitchen and the refectory where the monks sat for their meals, the decoration will transport you through the centuries.

Inside the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (Church of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad), there is an image of a Christ that is preserved, which was made in corn cane paste almost 500 years ago. This, like many others that are still preserved, it is part of the traditions of the town.

From the Capilla del Hospital (Hospital’s Chapel), disappeared four centuries ago, the Capilla de San Lorenzo ( San Lorenzo Chapel) is still preserved, where indigenous art can be clearly seen.

This religious complex is made up of a garden, a temple dedicated to San Francisco, the ex-convent dedicated to Santa Ana, the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (Church of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad), the old Hospital de Indios and a chapel.

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The architectural styles are mixed with each other, highlighting the baroque, neoclassical and plateresque styles in their constructions, which began 500 years ago and ended just 40 years ago.

Can you imagine finding yourself in front of trees that were planted hundreds of years ago? This is another luxury that you can only have in the Convento Franciscano de Tzintzuntzan (Franciscan Convent of Tzintzuntzan), since the olive trees that were planted by Vasco de Quiroga more than 400 years ago are still standing.

The site that began as a hermitage ended up as a temple. The Templo de San Francisco, concentrates the plateresque and neoclassical styles, his most outstanding work is an oil painting of Christ before the crucifixion, known as “El Señor del Rescate” (The Lord of the Rescue).

The Exconvento de Santa Ana ( Ex-convent of Santa Ana) is one of its main attractions, it is the open chapel of San Camilo, where the chroniclers tell us that “Tata Vasco” gave his first mass as bishop of Michoacán.

It is possible to visit the spaces of the convent. Some have been decorated with furniture from that period. As you enter its “celdas” (small rooms for the monks), the kitchen and the refectory where the monks sat for their meals, the decoration will transport you through the centuries.

Inside the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (Church of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad), there is an image of a Christ that is preserved, which was made in corn cane paste almost 500 years ago. This, like many others that are still preserved, it is part of the traditions of the town.

From the Capilla del Hospital (Hospital’s Chapel), disappeared four centuries ago, the Capilla de San Lorenzo ( San Lorenzo Chapel) is still preserved, where indigenous art can be clearly seen.

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