• INAH-Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán
    INAH-Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán
  • INAH-DMC/Héctor Montaño
    INAH-DMC/Héctor Montaño
  • INAH-Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán
    INAH-Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán
  • INAH-Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán
    INAH-Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán
  • INAH-DMC/Héctor Montaño
    INAH-DMC/Héctor Montaño
  • INAH-DMC/Héctor Montaño
    INAH-DMC/Héctor Montaño
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán
With its adjoining monastery, the church is considered one of the finest Baroque gems of the viceregal period. Both were built by the Dominicans with indigenous labor during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The museum has fine examples of the pre-Hispanic, religious, romantic and contemporary art of Oaxaca. There is also an important ethnobotanical garden, an old library and a newspaper and periodicals library.

Regional
About the museum
Known previously as the Oaxaca Regional Museum, the Cultures of Oaxaca Museum is housed in the magnificent former Monastery of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, built by the Dominican order in the sixteenth century. Construction began in 1575 and the final stage was completed in 1731. This is a splendid monument exemplary of the viceregal period of architecture. It has 14 permanent galleries covering archeology, history and ethnography, with nine thematic galleries and three temporary exhibition galleries. The majority of the archeological artifacts on display were found during the excavation works carried out by INAH in Oaxaca.

Before it was established in this building, Oaxaca Museum went through various stages. It was founded on September 21, 1831 initially in a classroom of the Institute of Arts and Sciences of the State of Oaxaca, and it remained there until 1930 when the state government granted it space in the Girl’s Academy, which is today the Museum of Oaxacan Painters. It was officially launched as the Regional History and Archeology Museum of Oaxaca on November 23, 1933.

It moved again in December 1972, this time to its current location, as Oaxaca Regional Museum. The huge restoration and conservation project on the complex of the Monastery of Santo Domingo de Guzmán began in 1994, winning the Queen Sofia International Prize for the best restoration. This also implied the renovation of the museum, which was relaunched in 1998 under its current name, the Cultures of Oaxaca Museum.

Today the Cultures of Oaxaca Museum shares this space with other cultural and educational institutions: the Francisco de Burgoa Library, the Historical Ethnobotanical Garden and the Néstor Sánchez Public Newspaper and Periodicals Library. It also has multipurpose spaces where important academic and cultural events are held.
September 1831
November 1997
An exert point of view
A brief overview of the treasures of the museum’s archeological collection.
José Luis Noria Sánchez
José Luis Noria Sánchez
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán
Practical information
Temporalmente cerrado

Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:15 hrs

$80.00 pesos

  • Extra fee for video cameras
  • Extra fee for professional cameras
  • Sundays free for Mexican citizens
  • Free entrance for Mexicans under 13 years old
  • Free entrance for Mexican students and teachers
  • Free entrance for Mexican senior citizens
  • No Smoking
  • No entry with food
  • Pets not allowed
Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán,
Macedonio Alcalá s/n,
Centro Histórico, CP. 68000,
Oaxaca, Oaxaca, México.

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Director
José Luis Noria Sánchez
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Enlace Administrativo
Francisco Eloy Urbieta Castillo
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Comunicación Educativa
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Raúl Miguel García Hernández
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Interior of the former Monastery of Santo Domingo de Guzmán
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Upper cloister of the former Monastery of Santo Domingo de Guzmán
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Fountain in the Cultures of Oaxaca Museum, former Monastery of Santo Domingo de Guzmán
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Facade relief above the entrance to the former Monastery of Santo Domingo de Guzmán
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