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Around Mexico City Sights

Ex-Convento de San Gabriel

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Fodor's Review

This impressive, huge former convent includes a trio of churches. The most unusual is the Moorish-style Capilla Real, with 49 domes. Construction began in the 1540s, and the building was originally open on one side to facilitate the conversion of huge masses of people. Fewer than 20 Franciscan monks still live in one part of the premises, so be respectful of their privacy.

Sight Information


2 Norte s/n, east of Cholula Zócalo, Cholula, 72600, Mexico


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Sight Details:

  • Daily 10–12:30 and 4:30–6


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