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Ex-Convento del Carmen

San Angel
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Address: Avenida Revolucion y Monasterio, Mexico City 01090, Mexico
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This old preserved convent has a number of mummies on display on its...

This old preserved convent has a number of mummies on display on its basement.

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Great surprise in San Angel

After having an excellent breakfast in the restaurant Carlota, we just crossed the street to enter to the Museo del Carmen. It was a really nice surprise to find such a nice and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lucy W
Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After having an excellent breakfast in the restaurant Carlota, we just crossed the street to enter to the Museo del Carmen. It was a really nice surprise to find such a nice and well preserved place. Besides its religious treasures, in the basement there is a beautiful area, which walls are covered by Mexican Talavera and where several mummies rest... More 

Thank Lucy W
Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

San Angel 'hood is a must when visiting Mexico City and once there I recommend to pay a short visit to the Convento del Carmen, an old monastery now hosting a museum. It is a colonial building with tiles, paintings and everything you would expect but the highlight is the set of mummies very well preserved, maybe quirky but definitely... More 

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Reviewed 29 March 2016

The church is a beautiful example of colonial baroque, with some interesting and unusual details: tiles, while and blue painting, a decorated vault, beside the more usual golden altars. I found exceptional the severe courtyard, which you enter from the very busy Alvaro Obregon Ave. It is behind a wall, and you distinguish its big cupolas from the outside. It... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

It's a gem in the middle of the city, after restoration it's very comfortable, it has lot of information and history. It's bigger that you think at first instance. I loved it.

Thank Lui C
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

Strolling around the rooms and patios of this big convent, founded as Sant Angelo school in the early XVII century by "Discalced" Carmelite friars, you can have an idea of the power that this monastic institution would have in those days, owning several square kilometers around the convent that can be seen today... it even gave the name to the... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

Visited the museum prior to the Bazar del Sábado (Saturday Bazaar in San Angel), it is worth the visit. They have mummies (like the ones in Guanajuato), aqueduct, convent and churches. Allow 1 hour. Interesting!

Thank Moe P
Plattsburgh, New York
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Reviewed 5 January 2015

When visiting San Ángel, a stop at the Ex-Convento del Carmen merits a visit. Admission is $52MEX or just a bit under $4US. Although austere, the ex-convent does give one a feel for the religious life that once took place there. One can only imagine the hours spent in cubical-like rooms with only minimal furnishings. A significant number of religious... More 

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Reviewed 21 December 2012

An amazing cultural experience. I love everything. Check out the mummies, An awesome add to the museum!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

I ended up here by accident when I got lost looking for a different museum. It's a nice enough old building with lots of old religious art works. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of that genre of art, so for me, it wasn't particularly interesting. Evidently, I missed the mummies that are mentioned in the Trip Advisor description of... More 

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Mexico City
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

The building was a monastery which gave its name to the whole San Angel neighborhood. It is an ancient building which is supposed to be a museum and cultural center but it is now in a deplorable state. However, if you visit San Jacinto Plaza, you can come and have a look.

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San Angel
San Ángel is known for its artistic vibe and elegant details displayed throughout its streets, antique residences and haciendas where famous actors like Consuelo Velázquez, Capulina and other prominent families used to live and that have now been turned into beautiful galleries, cafés and restaurants. An array of cultural and artistic activities are organized in the neighborhood, but it is on Saturdays when the San Jacinto Plaza and surroundings really shine as artists gather to exhibit a variety of arts and crafts, from paintings to clothing.
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