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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman

Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 49 Attractions in Oaxaca
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: One of the city's most ornate structures, this church is lavishly endowed with gold.
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: One of the city's most ornate structures, this church is lavishly endowed with gold.

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Colorado Springs, CO
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101 reviews 101 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This church is in the center of town and is easily the most beautiful church in town. You can go inside as long as events are not in process. The ceiling of this church is magnificent with its ornate craftsmanship and the liberal use of gold leaf. If you go toward sundown the light coming in from the west windows... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

like a museum and they have these place for the most romantic weddings ever. the church is very beautiful, they have a lot of golden paint and a lot of frescos in the walls.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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59 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

at first glance the church looks like all other churches with statues on the exterior wall on the entrance facade. then you enter and it hits you. beautiful gold altar and lots of carvings on the ceilings and roof is beautiful. peaceful even though there is always something going on. a must see. the area around it is also nice.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This church is one of the most impressive in all of Mexico. Gilded and glorified, it's a very beautiful place. The activities going on around the church itself makes this the very center of Oaxaca life.

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Llantilio Crossenny, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is quite an impressive but old church just off the centre in Oaxaca. If you like old churches it is a must see, it is a good size and quite high at it's highest point. I was there in the mid afternoon and as it was quite a dull day I don't think I saw it at it's best.... More 

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Absolutely beautiful! Until you see it, you can't imagine how ornate it is. Take time to just sit in the Templo and enjoy the majesty of the structure. The walk to it is just as beautiful - you approach Santo Domingo cultural site on the Alcala, a pedestrian walkway up from the zócolo.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Cathedral is lovely but how many relics of the Spanish conquest does one need to see. I particularly liked the carvings of St. Peter, St. Paul and Christ on the inside of the dome.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Santo Domingo is one of the most impressive churches in all Mexico. The main entrance has a gold ceiling that is unique in Mexico. This sanctuary is well maintained and used for many weddings. Next to the church is an amazing museum and close to it one of the best restaurants in the city, Casa Oaxaca.

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charleston, sc
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This building more than any is Oaxaca. The beautiful setting and the play of light throughout the day on the facade is a life experience not to be missed. Even better than the Zocalo for people watching and the center of parades and processions during the festival seasons. Make sure you come for sunset and watch the fading light and... More 

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Glasgow
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Stunning building, and in particular was striking for Dia de Los Muertos. Lots of street food, artisan shops and nice respectable bars and restaurants in the surrounding streets, and genuinely not overpriced, like some citys.

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