We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (268)
All photos (268)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
27°
11°
Mar
29°
14°
Apr
27°
15°
May
Contact
Cuilapam de Guerrero, Oaxaca, Mexico
Website
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Oaxaca
from US$ 27.00
More Info
from US$ 83.99
More Info
from US$ 32.99
More Info
Reviews (261)
Filter reviews
71 results
Traveller rating
32
28
11
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
32
28
11
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews interesting history tour guide left unfinished nearby town monte alban beautiful site short visit ex convent amazing architecture oaxaca valley small museum guerrero monastery frescoes foto conquistadors remnants
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 71 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful architecture. We went there with a guide, and very glad we did. He told us the history of the Catholic Church in Oaxaca and weaved in the history of the church too. Do not miss.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SolymarBQ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cuilapan is a 20 minute bus ride from central Oaxaca and is the nearest capilla abierta to it. The roofless extension appears to be an earthquake victim but it was built like that intentionally. For a fee you can visit the cloisters as well. Definitely...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 16jamesdoc
Reviewed 14 February 2019

One of the compelling reasons to visit this sight, is that it will require to hire a driver or cab and drive out to the countryside. Many little villages and towns along the way, and some roadside restaurants worth a look. The story behind the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 9 February 2019

If you visit the ex convento, I highly suggest getting a local tour guide to show you around so you get the most out of the experience. There are several important surviving frescoes and a mix of architectural styles.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tombillinge
Reviewed 5 February 2019

We visited this site twice, the second time with an archeologist which added so much meaning to our visit. I recommend going with a good guide or reading up on it before your visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank R1713XWdavidb
Reviewed 31 December 2018

When it was established early after the Spanish conquest, it was designed as a fortress since the native people were not yet under Spanish control. Interesting mix of religion and fortress....

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Leianne C
Reviewed 21 December 2018

Another Dominican building, now in ruins. The convent now host a small museum. There are still some murals. Nice views from the terraces.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank MiruruChapin
Reviewed 18 December 2018

My wife's watercolor class went here, so I saw amazing photos. There was also a contemporary art in the place display there. Nearby town was site of one of the saddest events of 19th C. Mexican history. Thus the naming of it as Cuilapam de...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank mikeT-LA
Reviewed 5 December 2018

We went to this site at the end of a hike with "Hoofing it in Oaxaca." I thought it would be a small ruins, but was pleasantly surprised at how big it was, and impressive.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johnyoung22222
Reviewed 9 November 2018

I had been to the Convento de Cuilapam several times before and I love the architecture here. I was glad to know we would be visiting here on our tour. Slowly stroll through the high archway halls and imagine life as it must have been...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dorothy M
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 122 nearby hotels
Hotel Suite Maria Ines
7 reviews
7.12 km away
Hotel Zadapi
1 review
8.69 km away
Hotel Rivera Del Angel
15 reviews
8.87 km away
Suites Colibri
12 reviews
8.88 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 618 nearby restaurants
Restaurante Hacienda Cuilapam
30 reviews
.88 km away
Restaurante La Capilla
83 reviews
4.93 km away
Pacha Mama
60 reviews
8.01 km away
Shambhala
6 reviews
8.01 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 278 nearby attractions
Zona Arqueologica Zaachila
34 reviews
5.60 km away
Cacaluta
153 reviews
7.46 km away
Monte Alban
4,293 reviews
5.67 km away
Espacio Shanti
11 reviews
8.01 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
ColinM1048
22 September 2016|
Answer
Response from Caroline b | Reviewed this property |
try Oaxaca itself, but also all the villages in the area, especially those known for their crafts. Market days are especially colorful. We loved (and took many photographs of) the food market in Oaxaca, a little southwest... More
0
Votes