Historical & Cultural Landmarks in Mexico

Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatépetl World Heritage Site (Mexico) Editor Wed, 11/28/2018 - 18:23
These 14 monasteries stand on the slopes of Popocatépetl to the southeast of Mexico City. They are in an excellent state of conservation and are good examples of the architectural style adopted by the first missionaries who converted the indigenous populations to Christianity in the early 16th century.

Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda of Querétaro World Heritage Site (Mexico)

The five Franciscan missions of Sierra Gorda were built during the last phase of the conversion to Christianity of the interior of Mexico in the mid-18th century. The richly decorated church facades represent the joint creative efforts of the missionaries and the indigenous people of the Americas.