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Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries of Popocatepetl
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Language(s): English

Summary/Historical Context

These 14 monasteries stand on the slopes of Popocatepetl, to the south-east of Mexico City. They are in an excellent state of conservation and are good examples of the architectural style adopted by the first missionaries - Franciscans, Dominicans and Augustinians - who converted the indigenous populations to Christianity in the early 16th century. They also represent an example of a new architectural concept in which open spaces are of renewed importance. The influence of this style is felt throughout the Mexican territory and even beyond its borders.


Place/country: Mexico,
Duration: 00:02:23
Publisher/producer: NHK,
Published in: 1994

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