These 14 monasteries stand on the slopes of Popocatepetl, to the south-east of Mexico City.

They are in an excellent state of conservation and are good examples of the architectural style adopted by the first missionaries – Franciscans, Dominicans and Augustinians – who converted the indigenous populations to Christianity in the early 16th century.

They also represent an example of a new architectural concept in which open spaces are of renewed importance. The influence of this style is felt throughout the Mexican territory and even beyond its borders.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

14 sites in this World Heritage

  • Temple and Former Convent of Saint Mathhew the Apostle
  • Temple and Former Convent of the Assomption, Cuernavaca Cathedral
  • Temple and Former Convent of Saint Dominic de Guzman
  • Temple and Former Convent of Saint Dominic de Guzman
  • Temple and Former Convent of Saint James the Apostle
  • Ancient Convent of the Nativity
  • Temple and Former Convent of Saint John the Baptist
  • Temple and Former Convent of Saint John the Baptist
  • Temple and Former Convent of Saint William
  • Temple and Former Convent of Saint John the Baptist
  • Temple and Former Convent of the Immaculate Conception
  • Temple and Former Convent of Saint Andrew
  • Temple and Former Convent of Saint Michael the Archangel
  • Temple and Former Convent of the Assumption of Our Lady

Temple and Former Convent of Saint Mathhew the Apostle

Temple and Former Convent of the Assomption, Cuernavaca Cathedral

Temple and Former Convent of Saint Dominic de Guzman

Temple and Former Convent of Saint Dominic de Guzman

Temple and Former Convent of Saint James the Apostle

Ancient Convent of the Nativity

Temple and Former Convent of Saint John the Baptist

Temple and Former Convent of Saint John the Baptist

Temple and Former Convent of Saint William

Temple and Former Convent of Saint John the Baptist

Temple and Former Convent of the Immaculate Conception

Temple and Former Convent of Saint Andrew

Temple and Former Convent of Saint Michael the Archangel

Temple and Former Convent of the Assumption of Our Lady

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