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Exconvento de San Jeronimo

Tlachochahuaya, Oaxaca, Mexico
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A beautiful piece of Oaxaca history in a very beautiful village

It is not close to the down town ,however if you can make your way to San Jeronimo it is set in a... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Jenni D
Beautifully restored church in a charming village

I volunteer with the organization which restores historic organs throughout the State of Oaxaca and... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
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Tlachochahuaya, Oaxaca, Mexico

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

It is not close to the down town ,however if you can make your way to San Jeronimo it is set in a beautiful , pristine traditional village. The streets are paved emacculately and the village is quiet. It is not too far from the...More

Thank Jenni D
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...More

1  Thank Oaxacaone
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...More

Thank SD_Eddie_V
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...More

Thank LoladeTiburon
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.

Thank greattravellerindia
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.

Thank ricewings
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...More

Thank Irene G
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...More

Thank Robert M
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