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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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Great architecture and history

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

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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Clinton, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Santo Domingo is a beautiful church. The museum has many interesting artifacts from the area. There are several good restaurants surrounding the church as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

As said by all the previous contributors, this church is not to be missed. Although I never tire of churches (small/large), they can tend to mesh into one, but this church truly stood out for us. We were not prepared for the interiors, which were spectacular. I think that it helped that we were there for the last half hour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The plaza in front of the church is frequently filled with gringos, vendors, dancers, weddings, and observers of life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

I have visited a lot of churches, cathedrals, etc in my life and I can tell you that Santo Domingo is to me the most beautiful church I've ever seen. If you visit Oaxaca do not miss visiting it, and if you can go with a guide it would be better as the experience is a lot better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It's always a nice walk up to Santo Domingo. Beautiful gilded woodwork. Very traditional church. Attached to the state museum, which is excellent. Also take the tour of the Botanical Garden there (tours are offered in English, very interesting)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

this church is just breath taking. it obviously shouldn't be missed duting a stay in Oaxaca. tru going at the end of the day for special light effects with the sun

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