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SAN MIGUEL ARCANGEL IN MANI

SAN MIGUEL ARCANGEL IN MANI
Mani, Mexico
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BACKGROUND

The former Convent of San Miguel Arcangel in Mani was constructed between 1548 and 1557. It originally consisted of a two-level cloister, living quarters for the monks, a church, a portico with four chapel-shrines, an open-air chapel, a hospital, and the first school for Yucatán natives. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

In collaboration with Fomento Cultural Banamex and through the Robert W. Wilson Challenge to Conserve Our Heritage, WMF assisted in the comprehensive restoration of the church’s exterior and interior. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The surviving early Franciscan convent complexes are an important part of Mexico’s patrimony, as many still serve as parish churches and social service centers for their communities. However, many are overlooked, as the Maya temples and civic complexes in the Yucatán receive greater attention. (...)