From time to time we look at old photographs of colonial monuments from our archives. In this post we show shots of the venerable Dominican priory of Santiago Cuilapan, taken on our first trip to Oaxaca in 1966.
Although far from comprehensive, they do document the high points of the complex as it was then, essentially little changed from its appearance today over fifty years later.
The arcaded roofless "basilica" or former open chapel
The front of the unfinished church and adjacent porteria & convento entry
The church entry and choir vault supports
Details of the cloister arcades
Painted corner niche in the cloister.
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text © 2020 Richard D. Perry
images © 1966 & 2020 by the author