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San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya

Photo: 2013 Festival

San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya is one of the oldest settlements in the region, founded by Zapotecs around 1100 AD.

Named after a Zapotec warrior (Cochicahuala, or ‘he who fights at night), the town is located two kilometers from the Pan American highway behind afac large hill called Cerro Negro.

Churches = Iglesias
The Dominicans began the construction of a convent in 1586. The organ dates to 1739 and was restored in 1991.

Look for the sun dial outside the church.

LOCATION — Tlacochahuaya is located 25 kilometers east of Oaxaca City.

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