Tzintzuntzan attractions

Top Choice Monastery in Tzintzuntzan

Antiguo Convento Franciscano de Santa Ana

South of the lake and just west of Hwy 120 lies this enormous religious compound built partly with stones from the Tarascan yácatas (temples) taken from the site up the hill. This is where Franciscan monks began the…
Top Choice Ruins in Tzintzuntzan

Tzintzuntzan Archaeological Site

This site comprises an impressive group of five semicircular reconstructed temples known as yácatas, which are all that remain of the mighty Tarascan empire. The hillside location offers wonderful views of the town,…
Museum in Tzintzuntzan

Museo Antiguo Convento Franciscano de Santa Ana

House in the former Franciscan Monastery of St Anne, this fascinating museum showcases Purépecha culture and history and documents the arrival of the Spanish and the people's conversion to Christianity via excellent…
Workshop in Tzintzuntzan

Cerámica Tzintzuntzan

A converted missionary hospital now houses the rustic ceramics studio of Manuel Morales, a fifth-generation local potter. His colorful, intricate work is sold in galleries throughout Mexico and the USA. Inside you’l…
Church in Tzintzuntzan

Templo de la Soledad

At the northwest corner of Tzintzuntzan's monastic complex stands the church built for the Purépecha masses. Inside is El Cristo del Santo Entierro, a much-revered image of Christ. For most of the year it lies in a …