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Espadaña Press Guidebooks

Our aim at Espadaña Press is to make Mexico's Spanish colonial artistic heritage come alive for the English speaking traveler in Mexico. To this end, over the past ten years we have published a series of informative and affordable guidebooks that cover the most interesting regions of colonial Mexico. As you journey through Mexico or prepare for your trip, our pictorial guides will greatly enrich your travel experience. For each area we outline the local history, folklore, and the artistic context for each building or work of art, in a clear descriptive style. The text is supplemented by numerous illustrations, maps and plans.

All of our unique guides are illustrated with original line drawings by artist Richard Perry, which render the architectural and sculptural detail with a clarity and vision unobtainable in any other medium.

  • Mexico's Fortress Monasteries, our classic guide to highland Mexico and Oaxaca, focuses on the magnificent 16th century monasteries across the region with their wealth of colonial artistic treasures. Now at a special price!
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