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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman

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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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Santo Domingo is strikingly beautiful. The interior surpasses that of any other church in Oaxaca, including the cathedral itself. And it is very conveniently located on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Santo Domingo is strikingly beautiful. The interior surpasses that of any other church in Oaxaca, including the cathedral itself. And it is very conveniently located on the primary walking street, only a few minutes from the Zocalo. The adjacent former convent houses an excellent museum devoted to the history of the region (entry fee; and note that all texts are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

If you can only visit one place in Oaxaca City is this one. Do not miss the Regional Museum next door. The history of Oaxaca is worth a full day in this place. They offer a recording in English, pictures without flash are allowed. The architecture is impressive as is the restoration and craftsmanship of this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Every time I visit Oaxaca, I have to visit this wonderful church. In the past have even experienced a wedding here. It is stunningly beautiful Spanish renaissance/baroque style. Every time I visit, I find a fascinating corner to photograph. This time I enjoyed mass here, and it was quite mystic.... the atmosphere radiated such positive vibes.

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Tijuana, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Gorgeous Chapel. A must see. This is where they have the weddings you see in the magazine s. And then the dinners in the Botanical gardens next door.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Lots of gold and fairly recently restored. We had a 25 minute guided tour which we thought worth the money. Well worth a visit and the square outside is a meeting place for people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is an unusual church in that the stain glass window at the alter end is very simple but very different in its design. There was no charge despite it not being a Sunday. It has the usual gold leaf work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised when I visit Santo Domingo Church. We went on a Sunday lucky for us because it was free entry. Most Museums and Churches are free of charge on Sundays in Oaxaca. It was so beautiful I dint'n expected to see so much details on a gold leaf.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went to the church today. In Front of it is a little Park Where people play music study or sell stuff. Relaxed athmosphere in Front of a beautiful church

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I make it a point to visit as many different churches and cathedrals as possible in an city that I visit in Mexico. Though I haven't seen them all (yet!), this one takes the cake for all that I have seen. It is simply breathtaking, the detail, the gold and jewels, etc. I would definitely not miss this if I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Santo Domingo church and museum are certainly worth a visit. The tomb #7 has a lot of historical jewels and pottery.

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