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San Juan Bautista (Teitipac)
This complex, founded by Dominicans, presents characteristics of the sixteenth century. It is comprised of an atrium, atrial cross, temple, and cloister.
The facade of the temple has been modified, and a portal and two towers with campanile form it. The portal has three sections, and includes an access bay and choir window accompanied by columns, cornices, and niches. The pediment is mixed.
In the interior, its layout corresponds to a Latin cross covered by barrelled vault. A cupola crowned by cupulin and linternilla cover the choir and cross.
The main retable is baroque-churriguresque, as attested by its pilasters shaped as truncated inverted pyramids. Its composition includes a Saint John the Baptist sculpture, and various paintings of religious passages. Another baroque retable is that of the Virgin of Guadeloupe situated in one of the transepts of the temple. It contains six oil paintings and two medallions representing saints.
The only notable thing in the cloister is its portal with a depressed arch and frescoes with Dominican passages. The latter are located on the interior walls.
• San Juan Teitipac: Is located 22 miles (35 kilometres) Southeast of the City of Oaxaca via highway 190 to the Isthmus. Take the Rojas de Cuauhtémoc detour. Following that road will take you to San Juan Teitipac. Approximate travel time: [0:40]