Thursday, June 23, 2011
Santo Domingo de Guzmán
The rooms that formerly constituted the monastery now house the Cultural Centre of Oaxaca, which was founded with the help of Oaxacan-born artist Francisco Toledo. This museum includes an important collection of pre-Columbian artefacts, among them the contents of Tomb 7 from the nearby Zapotec site of Monte Albán. The former monastery garden is now an Ethnobotanical Garden, containing a large collection of plants native to the region.
On the main floor of the ex-convent has gallery space which at various times has hosted a wide range of exhibits from contemporary art to Mexican history. The courtyard hosts concerts and other cultural functions. For a closer look please view my photo gallery.