Monument declared by UNESCO as "World Heritage". The building is known as The Former Convent of Natividad and is
Monument declared by UNESCO as "World Heritage". The building is known as The Former Convent of Natividad and is dedicated to the Virgin of the same name. It was built between 1555 and 1580 by inhabitants of the towns El Antiguo Señorio de Tepoztlan. It consists of a large atrium, open chapel, Capillas (chapels) Posas, church and convent with motifs that stands out of the Dominicans Temples. The facade is plateresque style and shows the Virgin Maria accompanied by Fray Domingo de Guzman founder of the Dominican order and by Catalina de Siena, venerated Saint by the members of the order. In 1939 the President Lazaro Cardenas gave the former convent to the The National Institute of Anthropology and History. Finally, in 1993 the INAH began the restoration work and housing since 2000 the Historical Museum of Tepoztlan. The main religious festivity of this church is carried out on September 8, jointly with the celebrations of the Reto al Tepozteco ( Tepozteco Challenge).
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