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The ancient spaces used by Augustinian friars and the more than 120 sacred art items that conform the heap of Acolman Viceroyalty Museum, in Estado de Mexico, can be appreciated through the virtual tour created by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).


Each of the halls of the museum created in 1925 in the San Agustin Acolman Ex Convent, declared in 1933 National Monument, can be enjoyed through the Internet at www.inah.gob.mx and http://culturainah.org/panorama360/acolman/ .

Using the 360 degrees panoramas and “virtual doors”, public can access each of the corners of the Colonial building raised from a Prehispanic base, which construction, attributed to fray Andres de Olmos, ended near 1560, with the same areas that can be visited today.

The heap of Acolman Viceroyalty Museum can be appreciated as well. Conformed by 125 pieces from 16th and 17th centuries, among them, oil paintings with religious motives, textiles and wood carvings, it is exhibited in the anterefectory, refectory, chapter halls, and other spaces with Colonial age settings.

The 360 degrees panoramas represent the 14 spaces of the precinct, such as the kitchen where food was prepared, where chimney and cold storage room can be appreciated.

Mural paintings created in 1560 by an anonymous artist, as “El Juicio Final” and “Santa Catalina de Alejandria”, can be appreciated at the Great Cloister, Open Chapel and the Refectory.

Acolman Temple lodges San Pedro and San Pablo carvings, and Our Lady of Guadalupe and Crucifixion altarpieces, which can be visited on-line.

“Orange Trees” Cloister is also part of the visit; it is located in the ground floor of the Ex Convent, where Renaissance architectonic elements can be appreciated, as well as anagrams and high-reliefs of great artistic quality, outstanding the Augustinian coat of arms carved on columns.

Cells or dormitories are represented as well, used as individual spaces by Augustinian friars to conduct spiritual activities and rest. The museum counts on with settings of 13 chambers, where a round table, chair, bed and chest can be observed.

Www.inah.gob.mx offers more virtual visits of museum and archaeological zones such as: Teotihuacan and Malinalco, in Estado de Mexico; Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Palenque and Yaxchilan, in Chiapas, Tehuacalco, in Guerrero, and the National Museums of Anthropology and Viceroyalty, and Templo Mayor Museum, in Mexico City.