MUSEO DE ARTE POPULAR EX CONVENTO DE SANTA ROSA1
MUSEO DE ARTE POPULAR EX CONVENTO DE SANTA ROSA1

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Museo de Arte Popular, Ex Convento de Santa Rosa

The Folk Art Museum is housed in a Baroque-style building dating back to 1698.

This building first served as a beatery for Dominican nuns and later became a convent dedicated to Santa Inés before being renamed in honor of the first saint of the American continent, Santa Rosa de Lima.

After the Reform Laws, the property was converted into a military barracks and later became a psychiatric hospital for men until the mid-20th century when it was turned into a tenement.

Since 1973, it has been renovated and used to house the Museum of Popular Art.

According to history, it was in this convent where Sister Andrea de la Asunción created mole poblano, one of the most important dishes in Mexican cuisine.

The museum showcases monastic life and its contributions to Puebla's gastronomy. Here, you'll find the famous Santa Rosa kitchen, consisting of three vaults covered in beautiful Puebla talavera tiles.

There is a room that displays the handicrafts from the seven regions of the state (Otomi, Popoloca, Totonaca, Tepehua, Nahua, Mixteca, and Mazateca), along with informative panels about the culture and traditions of each one.

Other rooms exhibit talavera pieces and various objects related to traditions, festivals, and dances from different parts of the state of Puebla.

Museo de Arte Popular, Ex Convento de Santa Rosa

Location

Calle 3 Nte. No.1210, Centro Histórico, Puebla, Pue.

Hours

Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00 hrs.

A UNESCO WORD HERITAGE SITE, ENCHANTING COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE AND TANTALIZING CUISINE

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