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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman

Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 55 Attractions in Oaxaca
Type: Religious Sites
Description: One of the city's most ornate structures, this church is lavishly endowed with gold.
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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a fantastic church. So plain on the outside but oh so ornate on the inside. I've visited many churches in Oaxaca, from the very humble to the fanciest of them all, this one. I see something new on every visit. Don't miss the Santo Domingo!

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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Probably you have seen a lot of churches around Mexico, but there's something unique from this temple, a must in Oaxaca...Has a great decorating all over the place and the history is quite unique for a Church...

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It almost seems like someone dropped a gold-leaf paint bomb in the interior of this beautiful church! Though from the outside I wouldn't say it looks spectacular, the interior is on par with some of the most beautiful churches I have ever been to in Europe. Who doesn't appreciate the beauty of stained glass windows and golden 3D reliefs??? Next... More

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Ithaca, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

i had a wonderful tour by a local man, Fred. He was well spoken and genuine and knew his stuff about the church

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leganes
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16 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Well, the church and the museum next door and the botanic garden also, are a must. I can´t praise enough. But also I like so much to sit the evenings facing the church, people watching is fun, but the feeling of armony, and the changing of colours, is amazing.

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Ensenada, Mexico
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Definitely a must when visiting Oaxaca, don't miss out on this church's impressive art work, frescoes and details throughout! Really worth the visit!

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Houston, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
12 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

You will not believe your eyes once you enter this church. Very simple on the outside, incredibly intricate design on the inside. Must see!.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The facade of the Church may not seem much, but once inside, you can see a great example of the Baroque period, although parts have been restored in recent years. For a small tip, you can hire one of the local guides (make sure to check they carry the proper ID) that explain the history of the building from its... More

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The monastery building and history were themselves fascinating, combined with the artifacts in the museum, and the beauty of the church, this is a visit that must not be missed. The lavishly decorated church gives you an indication of the splendor people encountered in the 16the and 17th centuries.

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Chapala
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

After you visit a lot of churches in Mexico it becomes some what routine. Walking in this church had a "WOW" factor to it.

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