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This colonial monastery dates from the city’s founding, and was beautifully restored in 1939. The small colonnade is modelled on Bernini’s at St Peter’s in Rome, and the monastery has its own museum, the Museo Francisco, with religious art and artefacts.
This intriguing museum is set in a converted colonial house with an interior courtyard. There are two small displays of fine traditional artesanía as well as a good shop selling craft products, but the highlight is watching students being taught to work leather, silver, bone and wood by master craftspeople. Other rooms around the courtyard are occupied by working artisans who will sell to you directly. The museum guides are enthusiastic and friendly.