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Ex-Convento del Carmen

Avenida Revolucion y Monasterio, Mexico City 01090, Mexico
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Coyoacán and Xochimilco including Frida Kahlo Museum
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This old preserved convent has a number of mummies on display on its basement.
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“mummies” (7 reviews)
“aqueduct” (2 reviews)
Avenida Revolucion y Monasterio, Mexico City 01090, Mexico
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

This old convent we just happened and were very pleasantly surprised. There are some incredible works of art here and a really cool crypt, aqueduct and architecture. Well worth the visit

Thank Graham R
Reviewed 18 April 2017

After having an excellent breakfast in the restaurant Carlota, we just crossed the street to enter to the Museo del Carmen. It was a really nice surprise to find such a nice and well preserved place. Besides its religious treasures, in the basement there is...More

Thank Lucy W
Reviewed 15 February 2017

San Angel 'hood is a must when visiting Mexico City and once there I recommend to pay a short visit to the Convento del Carmen, an old monastery now hosting a museum. It is a colonial building with tiles, paintings and everything you would expect...More

Thank beppo81
Reviewed 29 March 2016

The church is a beautiful example of colonial baroque, with some interesting and unusual details: tiles, while and blue painting, a decorated vault, beside the more usual golden altars. I found exceptional the severe courtyard, which you enter from the very busy Alvaro Obregon Ave....More

Thank MagaPhiladelphia
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

It's a gem in the middle of the city, after restoration it's very comfortable, it has lot of information and history. It's bigger that you think at first instance. I loved it.

Thank Lui C
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Strolling around the rooms and patios of this big convent, founded as Sant Angelo school in the early XVII century by "Discalced" Carmelite friars, you can have an idea of the power that this monastic institution would have in those days, owning several square kilometers...More

1  Thank Jesusmiguel58
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

Visited the museum prior to the Bazar del Sábado (Saturday Bazaar in San Angel), it is worth the visit. They have mummies (like the ones in Guanajuato), aqueduct, convent and churches. Allow 1 hour. Interesting!

Thank Moe P
Reviewed 5 January 2015

When visiting San Ángel, a stop at the Ex-Convento del Carmen merits a visit. Admission is $52MEX or just a bit under $4US. Although austere, the ex-convent does give one a feel for the religious life that once took place there. One can only imagine...More

Thank Grousedoctor
Reviewed 22 December 2012

An amazing cultural experience. I love everything. Check out the mummies, An awesome add to the museum!

Thank Max D
Reviewed 28 September 2012

I ended up here by accident when I got lost looking for a different museum. It's a nice enough old building with lots of old religious art works. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of that genre of art, so for me, it wasn't particularly...More

Thank adcmx
San Angel
San Ángel is known for its artistic vibe and elegant
details displayed throughout its streets, antique
residences and haciendas where famous actors like
Consuelo Velázquez, Capulina and other prominent
families used to live and that have now been turned
into beautiful galleries, cafés and restaurants. An
array of cultural and artistic activities are
organized in the neighborhood, but it is on Saturdays
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26 May 2017|
Response from Lucy W | Reviewed this property |
No. You might find it in a Mexican Cathedral