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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman

Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 58 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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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Baja California Sur, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you are a museum lover plan to spend at least two hours. It is organized beautifully and takes you through the amazing birth of this civilization to it's modern day. The artifacts are exquisite. Be sure to rent the audio self guided tour ear phones to really appreciate this museum.

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Puebla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Definite must while in Oaxaca, also check out surrounding areas, lovely tourist promenade with restaurants and shops

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A nice place to visit to be amazed with the architecture of this church. It is free and you can take pictures. They also have guided tours. Be sure to take the time to admire it all.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you have only the time or interest in seeing a single church in Oaxaca, make it this one. In the land of a million alters, this is a shining beacon of what an extreme enthusiasm for gold decoration can do. It is a sight to be seen and sits next to the Ethnobotanical Gardens if you need to counteract... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I really liked the way you'll learn the history of Oaxaca, from ancient times b.C. and all through the conquest and colonization. Bring your camera, the patios and gardens are amazing. I would recommend to rent an audio guide (4USD per audioguide)

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mequon, wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We spent a wonderful two weeks in Oaxaca in February, actually lucky enough to be staying with relatives. I hadn't been back in Oaxaca in 20 years but found Santo Domingo again in all of its glory. You don't need a guide, just read about its history. If you are fortunate to be able to go to mass on Sunday... More

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Hong Kong, China
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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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