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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman

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Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone Number: 019515163720
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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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Worth multiple visits

I kept returning to this church during my stay, because the gilded interior changed as the sun moved. Make sure to see the ceiling under the rear choir loft, which represents the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Susan M
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Austin, Texas

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Austin, Texas
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I kept returning to this church during my stay, because the gilded interior changed as the sun moved. Make sure to see the ceiling under the rear choir loft, which represents the lineage of holy men. Late afternoons the locals gather on the plaza outside, and there is a small market in the plaza just south of the church complex.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is worth a look see even if you don't enjoy churches. The amount of gold on the altars is amazing. Everywhere you look there is 'art'...the paintings, the sculpture, etc. I happened to be in the museum when a mass was going on...could hear the music through the walls. Great experience.

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Thank Liane R
Corvallis, Oregon
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful church located in a lovely part of Oaxaca City. The church and the attached museum are "must sees".

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Thank John V
Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

just amazing architecture and an amazing aura about the whole place . native agave and flowers surround the outside . simply astonishing when you walk inside.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I felt I'd seen enough churches until I saw this one. It is stunningly ornate, extremely beautiful. It is the most elaborate church I've seen in all of Central America and Mexico. I visited in the evening and during the day and the different lighting creates an entirely different experience. It glows at night. It is a must see while... More 

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Thank SeaExplorer59
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Richly detail artwork on the ceiling is reason enough to spend some time here, before or after the next-door museo.

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's may be the single most decorative church I've visited and it leaves me both in awe of the art and sad for the homeless out front.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is just amazing, the interior is very ornately decorated in gold. It's impressive. If you get a chance to visit on the weekend and are lucky enough to see a wedding going on, wait until it ends, the celebration spills to the streets and it's a great thing to see.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beautiful church is central to the street life in Oaxaca. The over the top weddings take place in the church followed by a huge carnival like celebration outside in the courtyard. Huge puppets, trumpets and tubas and dancing singing and merrymaking, make this a sight not to be missed.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful low decorated ceiling welcomes you into a divine church. Do not miss this, it is far more interesting than the Cathedral.

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