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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman

Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 59 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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Hong Kong, China
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224 reviews 224 reviews
66 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I am not a religious person and certainly not an expert on religious sites but this is a wonderful piece of architecture. A magnificent church in a country and a town of impressive churches.

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I've been to churches around Europe and this one is in no disadvantage. The ceiling is just marvelous and the surrounding area is beautiful as well, lots of restaurants and shops from local designers.

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San Diego, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a 16th century gem, we hired a guide $300 pesos (about $24 dolars) for our 4 person group and we really appreciated all the info, you could rent the audio system or just read the info on the exhibits but I believe the guide is worth it. The church is amazing all the gold and paintings, just check... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It's definitely worth stopping into Templo Santo Domingo for a look. It's free to enter, and the building is really impressive. There was also a guide who gave a free talk about the history of the church (Spanish only). We spent about an hour inspecting the intricate details of the building. I would highly recommend visiting.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We really enjoyed the temple and adjoining museum. The museum will take several hours to go through and covers much of Oaxaca's history. Well worth it.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Beautiful church, interesting to see how the locals who constructed it under the direction of the Spaniards managed to reflect their people and heritage into the art.

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Essex
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187 reviews 187 reviews
55 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The temple was locked in the early afternoon but after visiting the museum next door we were pleased to find the front door open. Inside there is a fantastic collection of art. It is a pity that flash photography isn’t allowed given the low light inside,but we were assured that this was for the protection of the art. The outside... More

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Ota, Japan
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14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Lucky to see a wedding being held here,with the main altar,reaching almost to the ceiling and all gold statues and the like.Almost finished restoration and looking good.

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Montreal, Canada
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190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This church is of particular interest at night, it glows and adds quite a mood to the area as you come upon it. The domes that seem to be made of ceramic tiles are also quite remarquable. The front steps and main ground are a great place to take a break and take in the beautiful city of Oaxaca. Do... More

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Los Gatos, CA
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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This museum gives a good review of the history of Oaxaca and Mexico in a very nice setting of the old convent. It was good to see it first before going to Mt Alban for a "larger scale" view

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