The San Francisco monastery in Tzintzuntzan Mexico, which houses the Museo Antiguo Convento Franciscano de Santa Ana.

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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 displays set up in the cloisters, refectory and two open chapels. The galleries include a number of faded murals and Mudéjar-patterned wooden ceiling ornamentation as well as a carved portal at the main entrance. A section of the first floor is also dedicated to rotating art exhibits. Signage is in Spanish and English.

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