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Cuilapam Guerrero is a Mexican population of the state of Oaxaca,


Cuilapam Guerrero is a Mexican population of the state of Oaxaca, located in the south of the central valleys of that entity.

It is a Mixtec village of origin, so at first it was called Sahayuco, which means foot of the hill. Later he adopted the name Cuilapam Quayugol and Ampa-Valle.According to various etymologies Cuilapam has many meanings: "place is behind," or "back water", although some authors attribute the name to the following roots: Cuitla, "dirt" and bread, "in, on," means "garbage, garbage dump" Guerrero, who was shot in that place the hero Vicente Guerrero, in the year 1831.

Temple Cuilapam Guerrero, also known as the Convent of St. James, is a majestic architectural work that was begun in 1559 and was never completed. It was planned to attract as many indigenous people who converted to Catholicism, the gigantic dimensions that exhibits suggest that having finished it might have been the best and most beautiful monument of colonial Spanish America. Open excel Chapel, Church of unfinished basilica and the Ex-Convento. One of the most representative colonial buildings of Oaxaca. The people of Cuilapam Guerrero is 10 km from the capital. This was shot Gen. Vicente Guerrero a February 14, 1831.

Ex-convent Cuilapam

The Dominican church and former convent Cuilapam Guerrero appear in the distance, a fortress overlooking the valley in which it is located. It was built on a small hill with a spectacular view. The thick walls of green stone and river rocks keep silent much of the history of the encounter of different cultures: the Spanish, Zapotec and laMixteca. Today the former convent is a quiet place where the footprints produced echoes in the corridors and chambers but it is easy to imagine the place full of movement of the Dominican monks, walking, praying, preaching, studying or doing homework on a typical day .
There are murals, mostly in black and white on the inside walls of the former convent. There are also paintings of priests on the second floor, which unfortunately are almost lost by the effect of passing time. The National Institute of Anthropology and HistoriaINAH occupies many rooms on the second floor and restoration workshops

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