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Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
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

The few times we attempted to go, there was mass so we weren't actually able to go all the way inside but we sat in the last pew and took in the incredible beauty.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The few times we attempted to go, there was mass so we weren't actually able to go all the way inside but we sat in the last pew and took in the incredible beauty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a really wonderful church with the most incredible gold decorations. The main part of the church and also a side chapel and equally amazing. Don't miss it. Even if you are short of time you can see it in half an hour. The square in front of the church is teeming with people selling crafts and souvenirs and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The church is very impressive but the true highlight is the museum located in the convent. The exhibits are interesting and you have nice views of the towers from interesting windows along the visit. You'll learn more about Benito Juarez (have you noticed that all cities have a Juarez street or plaza?) and about the French invasion of Mexico.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

All around my travels and many churches i've visited, i can consider that this one is one of my favourites. The facade of this church is very simple, minimalistic i could say. But when you get in, is like a all different world. Its interior is studded ¨gold like¨which give you that mystic atmosphere with the light that pierce the... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We went to a wedding and the place is perfect for the typical mexican wedding, they also include a typical dance and music after the ceremony, it was quite unique

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The most beatiful church I have been to. All around in gold cravings, I can not imagine the work it take to do it. In some time during the Revolution the gold decoration was stollen, so it was replaced with gold leaves instead. Still gorgeous. A nice museum is also here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This impressive complex of buildings dating back to the 17th-century boasts an over-the-top Baroque church, a history museum beautifully installed in the former monastery, and a great bookstore. The museum traces the history of Oaxaca from the pre-Columbian Zapotecs to the current day. Not to be missed are artifacts from Monte Alban's famous Tomb 7. The monumental scale of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is one of several must-see experiences during your Oaxaca stay. This ex-convento has not only colonial architecture, art and history but also is a museum of indigenous life with many interesting archeological finds. If that's not up your alley, the admission price is worth it for the gardens and views alone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Everything. It's a must see on your list. I wish I had purchased the tour package so that I got a more personalized walk through. Since so much is in Spanish, it's nice to have a translator.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I honestly nearly cried when I walked in. It was a feeling I can't describe! Please if you are in Oaxaca you must see! You will not be disappointed by it's beauty!

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