Welcome, in the previous post, I talked about the Church of Santo Domingo de Guzman which is a World Heritage Site, but I also mentioned 2 more places, the former convent and the garden or orchard of the convent, but today I will talk about the former convent, its history, its construction, and what it currently is.
The ex-convent of the Church of Santo Domingo de Guzman currently houses the Santo Domingo cultural center.
Together with the church, it was built in the 16th century and has been restored due to several earthquakes.
With the arrival of Benito Juárez to power and the imposition of the Reform Laws, this property became federal, that is, government property, and had various uses over time, occupied by the military in different ways,
Porfirio Díaz returned the temple to the Catholics, because it had been closed for worship.
Currently, the building houses the Santo Domingo cultural center, and on the upper floor is the museum of the cultures of Oaxaca, which exhibits different very important pieces of Oaxacan archeology.
Also in the current cultural center different cultural and artistic events were held, such as concerts and art exhibitions.
Sundays are free.
Tuesday to Saturday: 80 mexican pesos.
If you want to take video it has an extra cost of 45 mexican pesos.