MONASTERIOS EN LAS LADERAS DE POPOCATEPETL
MONASTERIOS EN LAS LADERAS DE POPOCATEPETL

Sian Kaʼan Biosphere Reserve

Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco

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Sian Kaʼan Biosphere Reserve

Monasterios de Morelos

Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco

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A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994

Multiple locations:

  • Temple and Former Convent of San Mateo Apóstol in Atlatlauhucan

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  • Cathedral and Former Convent of the Assumption in Cuernavaca

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  • Temple and Former Convent of Santo Domingo de Guzmán in Hueyapan

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  • Former Convent of Santo Domingo in Oaxtepec

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  • Temple and Former Convent of Santiago Apóstol in Ocuituco

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  • Temple and Former Convent of the Nativity in Tepoztlán

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  • Temple and Former Convent of San Juan Bautista in Tetela del Volcán

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  • Temple and Former Convent of San Juan Bautista in Tlayacapan

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  • Temple and Former Convent of San Guillermo in Totolapan

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  • Former Convent of San Juan Bautista in Yecapixtla

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  • Temple and Former Convent of the Immaculate Conception in Zacualpan de Amilpas

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  • Temple and Old Convent of San Francisco de Asís in San Andrés Calpan

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  • Temple and Former Convent of San Miguel Arcángel in Huejotzingo

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  • Former Convent of the Assumption in Tochimilco

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These fourteen monasteries, built by the Augustinians, Franciscans, and Dominicans, date back to the 16th century and are in perfect condition.

They are all located on the slopes of Popocatépetl in the states of Morelos and Puebla and are representative of the architectural model adopted by the early missionaries.

 

These convents follow an architectural model that had a great influence both within the country and abroad. They share common basic elements and were built in a regular chronological sequence, starting with the atrium walls, the open chapel, and the posas chapels. Next, the temple nave and auxiliary buildings were constructed.

Finally, towers, side chapels, and second floors were added to the monasteries. Moreover, these constructions are characterized by incorporating open spaces.

 

Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl

“THE CITY OF ETERNAL SPRING”

 

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