Former Convent of Cuitzeo

Antiguo Convento de Santa María Magdalena

Tour this former convent, now a Historic Monument, that mixes medieval and Renaissance architecture.

This former convent is one of the best-preserved 16th-century compounds, and it is a classic example of religious architecture from the first years of the colonies. Created by indigenous sculptors, its plateresque facade is considered one of the most striking in the Americas. Notable features include the buttresses supporting the walls, limestone gargoyles carved in zoomorphic and human shapes, and the wall surrounding its courtyard as if it were a fortress. The architectural complex is made up of the atrium, church, cloister, open chapel, and garden. 



Ex Convento de Santa María Magdalena Cuitzeo, Centro, Cuitzeo del Porvenir, Michoacán, Mexico

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