Museo Nacional del Virreinato, Tepotzotlan

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The Museo Nacional del Virreinato (in Spanish, National Museum of the Viceroyalty of New Spain) is located in the former College of San Francisco Javier complex in Tepotzotlán, Mexico State, Mexico.

Belongs to Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes. The complex was built by the Jesuits starting in the 1580s. Here, were founded three centers of learning: a school to teach indigenous languages to Jesuit evangelists, a school for Indian boys and the College of San Francisco Javier, to train Jesuit priests. The complex comprises three sections: the College area, with dormitories, library, kitchen, domestic chapel etc.; the Church of San Francisco Javier; and the Church of San Pedro Apostol. The former college and the Church of San Francisco Javier have been converted into the Museo del Virreinato, with the former college area housing a large collection of art and ordinary objects from the colonial era, and the Church of San Francisco Javier housing one of the most important collections of Churrigueresque altarpieces in Mexico. The Church of San Pedro Apostol is the only part of the entire complex that is still used for religious purposes.

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  • The best time to visit Tepotzotlán is spring - summer when the weather is warm so inside of that period of time is better go on the weeknend but you´ll find that there are very people in the street...  more »
  • A must, see All the art telling the mixing culture story after the spanish conquer is amazing Culture, music, drinks, photo oportunity  more »
  • Great museum. Is very old. With master pieces
  • True jewel example of baroque and churrigueresque style. 😍

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