Convent of San Andrés Mixquic

Life in Mixquic, in the pre-Hispanic era and during the evangelization movement, is reflected in this former Augustine convent.

This colonial-era treasure sits atop a Mixquic teocalli mound. The strong stone walls still remain from when it was built in the 16th century by Augustine monks. Three archways made of volcanic rock mark the entrance, and the cloister’s twelve columns still stand on their bases. The evangelization movement was carried out from here. The convent’s entrance is through a courtyard that leads to the garden, from which the wide western and southern corridors are visible. They have rounded arches with basalt keystones and Tuscan columns.

The courtyard in the priest’s house holds relics from the pre-Hispanic period. There is a Chac Mool figure; a stone statue of Miquiztil, the goddess of death; two carved stone ball game rings, both displaying human figures—one holds the ball in its hands, and the other revolves around various symbols; stone columns carved with figures of Quetzalcóatl; a bone and skull promontory; and other stone remains.




Ex Convento de San Andrés Apóstol, Popocatépetl y Av Independencia, San Miguel, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

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