The wonderful stonework, classic proportions and peaceful atmosphere make this former convent a place to come and appreciate the history of this town. Many towns in central Mexico established convents in the post-Conquest period, and this one was the pride of Salamanca.
When it was nationalized by the Juárez government during the Reforma in the late 1850s, the building was put to other, secular, uses. Today, it is the site of the Centro de las Artes de Guanajuato (school of arts), but its original character is still maintained.
Small, two-story museum with a small collection dedicated to Father Miguel Hidalgo (father of the... Read more