Dominican Route

Dominican Route

A trip to the Upper Mixteca region offers the possibility of visiting three 16th Century Dominican monasteries and churches with several original altars and paintings. We will visit the recently renovated church and monastery in Yanhuitlan, then continue to Teposcolula and Coixtlahuaca. Each of the monasteries houses a small museum in which you can see paintings and carvings that originally decorated the churches. Besides their massive architectural scale, the churches still have their original tracery vault.

Yanhuitlan retablo

Tour includes: Visits to three different Dominincan churches with adjoining convents. This tour includes transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and guide service with a knowledgeable, bilingual guide.

Duration: around 8 hours

Recommendations and tips: Wear comfortable shoes. It’s a good idea to bring sunglasses and a hat, sun block, and extra cash in case you want to purchase souvenirs and food.

Cost: for one to three people: $300 USD. For more than three people, contact us for pricing.

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