Exconvento de San Agustín

Former Augustinian Convent

Ex Convento de San Agustín
Exconvento de San Agustín

Founded by Augustine missionaries in 1553, the former convent of Saint Augustine is the only existing colonial building in the Plateresque style, as well as being the state’s oldest convent. The history of this town was forged between its walls, as it resisted attacks by Chichimecas for over four centuries. In addition to being a barracks, the space is also said to have been a school and bar. Although several of its original parts have been mutilated (the main nave, sacristy, and garden), the church has survived due to the sturdiness of its convent, as well as to the repairs and additions made after 1929.





Ex Convento San Agustin, Miguel Hidalgo, Xilitla, S.L.P., México

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