Cuilapam de Guerrero – Oaxaca

Cuilapam de Guerrero Oaxaca Mexico

Cuilapam de Guerrero – Near Oaxaca

Cuilapam is a sleepy town about 30 minutes’ drive from Oaxaca City that is home to the ex-convent of Cuilapam de Guerrero where General Vincente Guerrero was famously held prisoner and executed in 1831. The main attraction of Cuilapam is definitely the ex-convent further information of which is available on the ‘Churches’ page of this site. The Cuilapam area in pre-Hispanic times saw the land in the middle of a turf war between the Mixtecs and the Zapotecs and at the time of the arrival of the Spanish the Cuilapam area was a lot busier, being a political, cultural and economic centre. The decline in the importance of Cuilapam co-insides with the arrival of the Spanish and the land dispute between Hermán Cortéz and what would become Oaxaca. It was this same land dispute that resulted in the incompletion of the Cuilapam Convent. Cuilapam is the origin of the Danza de la Pluma (Feather Dance) which is well known for its elaborate head dresses, and there is a statue of a man doing the ‘Feather Dance’ at Cuilapam village.

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