Centro Cultural Santo Domingo de Guzman – Oaxaca City
The Centro Cultural Santo Domingo de Guzman is composed of several parts, one of which is the ethnobotanical garden, which has its own page on this website under the ‘Flora’ section. Follow this link to go to the ethnobotanical garden now.
Another of the Centro Cultural Santo Domingo de Guzman’s components is the Santo Domingo church itself. Like the Ethnobotanical garden, this too has its own page on the site under the churches section. Follow this link if you would like to go to the Santo Domingo Church page.
Santo Domingo Museum of Oaxacan Cultures (Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca “Santo Domingo”) – Oaxaca City
Also part of the Centro Cultural Santo Domingo de Guzman is the Santo Domingo Museum of Oaxacan Cultures (Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca “Santo Domingo”). This museum aims to explain cultural aspects of pre-Hispanic Oaxaca starting with the earliest archaeological evidence (possibly as early as 10,000 BC) up until the building of cities like Monte Álban. It shows the effect of the Spanish arrival on these cultures and how they incorporated with Spanish and continues up until present day. There are 14 rooms with a variety of exhibitions designed to interest all ages, including interactive multimedia areas, making the museum fun for everybody. The Santo Domingo Museum of Oaxacan Cultures most notable exhibition is the world famous jewellery found in tomb 7 at Monte Álban. This focus on anthropology, history and accessibility to all audiences are what make this excellent museum such a unique experience.
Entrance fee of : $59 pesos
Open from: 10am – 7pm
Fray Fransisco Library
Also incorporated under the umbrella of the Centro Cultural Santo Domingo de Guzman is the Fray Fransisco Library (biblioteca Fray Francisco de Burgoa) which contains a unique collection of over 30,000 books mostly from convents which were brought to Mexico by monks in search of knowledge. These books managed to survive the obstacle strewn journey from Europe and now rest safely in the Fray Fransisco Library, some of the books even managed to escape the Spanish inquisition who sought to detain them because of their ‘heretical ideas’. Also the collection was added to by the monks in Mexico with works printed in the New World.
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