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Exconvento de San Jeronimo

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Address: Tlachochahuaya, Oaxaca, Mexico

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Beautifully restored church in a charming village

I volunteer with the organization which restores historic organs throughout the State of Oaxaca and Tlachochahuaya is one of my favorites. The restoration of both the church and... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017

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Reviewed 10 February 2017

I volunteer with the organization which restores historic organs throughout the State of Oaxaca and Tlachochahuaya is one of my favorites. The restoration of both the church and the organ was done to perfection. The town is just off the highway to Mitla. The restoration was another project of the Alfredo Harp Helú Foundation which has done so much good... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Fifty years of going to oaxaca and passing the turn off to Tlacochahuaya countless times, I finally took my daughter and firends there. Stupendous! We arrived whtenthe famed organ was being tuned and it was a thrill to be in the COCO, balcony, watching the masters from Spain tune this antique instument for a colonial museic concert the next day.... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Our tour guide took us behind the scenes and showed us many little "secrets" of the church. It was amazing to see all the hints of conquest here. So many little details that would have been missed. We also were able to see the pipe organ on the balcony. Make sure if you visit you keep your eyes peeled and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

We were tipped off to the significance of San Jeronimo by our wonderful guide, who explained to us how the stones taken from the earlier Zapotec site, Dainzu, were used to build the church here. That in itself is nothing new in Mexico. What's wonderful in this church is that the plaster fell away in parts to reveal those original... More 

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Reviewed 27 February 2016

This church was unique in terms of its construction, unfortunately, not kept clean and badly in need of upkeep. not too popular with the tourists, it was just that my local friend took me there.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 12 February 2016

This absolutely beautiful church has been lovingly and beautifully restored. The inside walls are covered with painted plants and animals of the area, with cherubs and angels as well. Don't miss the stunningly detailed pipe organ in the choir loft upstairs.

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 7 March 2015

I can't add what others, more informed than me, have provided other than I loved it. Off the highway between Oaxaca and Hervia El Agua, the church is about .4 k into the small town, spottable by it's towers. It's just. A beautiful church, check out the photos.

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Grand Beach, MI
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Reviewed 30 January 2013

San Jeronimo Tlacochahuaya is a 16th-century Dominican former monastery, recently restored thanks partly to local philanthropist Alfredo Harp-Helu. This isn't one of those spectacular, over-the-top Dominican churches like those in Oaxaca and Puebla, but it has a certain harmony and charm. The atrium and corner chapels remain intact, and the caretaker will let you go upstairs to see the balcony... More 

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