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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman

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Description: One of the city's most ornate structures, this church is lavishly endowed...
One of the city's most ornate structures, this church is lavishly endowed with gold.
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Beautiful church

This church is amazing to go to at any time of the day. The facade has interesting sculpture and the entryway ceiling is ornate and unexpected.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This church is amazing to go to at any time of the day. The facade has interesting sculpture and the entryway ceiling is ornate and unexpected.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Truly spectacular. If you are lucky, there will be a wedding and you will get to see the dance of the calendas and the giant papier mache figures. During the colonial period, egg white was used to affix the gold leaf. Which led to a surplus of egg yolks. Which ked to the nuns inventing wonderful desserts, candies and alcoholic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is probably the most exaggerated use of gold I have ever seen! Although the excess made me chuckle in disbelief at first, I did lose track of time gazing at the beautiful patterns on the ceiling. If you are in Oaxaca, do visit. The surrounding streets and market are also worth a stroll.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very enjoyable museum with room after room of very interesting historical art. One room had a jaw dropping contemporary art show that so fit the large ancient arched church rooms. Great Zapotex and Mixtec Pre Colombian art that was arranged in very clear and interesting cultural ways. The architectural structure is Awe inspiring. Very oppulent. Large gift shop with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This cathedral is special, at the heart of downtown it is a masterpiece. As I have traveled I always wonder the motivation and amount of gross national investment went into a particular building etc... The magnitude of the endeavor is staggering. The gold alter once raided by the Spanish and now redone is a work of art . To see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This church is probably the Sistine Chapel of Mexico with a lot of sparkles and gold. Worth a quick visit!

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Telluride, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman and the connected (former) monestery, now museum may be the best thing about Oaxaco. Both buildings are spectacular in architecture and decoration. After seeing the church, I decided that we in the U.S. know nothing about decorating churches. And, don't miss the attached botanical gardens -- take the tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is a magnificent church which I was informed was built by the early Spanish Dominican Priests. It is very beautiful on the inside and adorned with gold sheets and linings! It is worth immersing oneself in this church's interior environment and imagine yourself back in time. Not sure about mass times. The next time if I am here again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I have never seen a church like this - it's the Sistine Chapel of Oaxaca. A must visit. Every surface is covered in sculpture and statuary. Any surface not covered in those two items has been painted in a variety of faux effects. It's eye boggling. Be sure to visit the side chapels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

beautiful church!! you will need much time to observe and appreciate all of the art that this place has to offer.

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