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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman

Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #3 of 55 Attractions in Oaxaca
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: One of the city's most ornate structures, this church is lavishly endowed with gold.
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: One of the city's most ornate structures, this church is lavishly endowed with gold.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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173 reviews 173 reviews
54 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Santo Domingo is one of the jewels of Latin American religious architecture. Its famous gilded side chapel initially overwhelms with its opulence, but careful contemplation allows the visitor to appreciate individual details of great beauty and exquisite craftsmanship. The church's proportions are vast, so binoculars (or a good telephoto lens) are recommended. The square out front is one of Oaxaca... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The bulding is extraordinary. Even if you don not like or know history the buliding ande the views from it are amazing.

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Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Don't miss this beautiful church. It is a very clean place, well kept. If you need peace, you can stop there for hours. If you read in there, you are not doing anything wrong! ;-)

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Mexico City, Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Santo Domingo is an amazing Church all around, from the outside its huge and beautiful, you walk inside and there is so much to see. Gold, wood, sacred art, instruments, your jaw will fall to the ground and you'll get chills in there. Highly recommended

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Mexico
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156 reviews 156 reviews
17 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Highly recommend visiting. Very beautiful and a lovely way to spend some time in Oaxaca. Plenty of people around day or night.

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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The area in front and to the side of the Templo is always lively and full of people. The church takes your breath away the first time you see it (especially at night), and even though we went back two or three times, I'm sure there was a lot we missed. Everywhere you look there are paintings, sculptures, beautiful woodwork... More 

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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A stunningly ornate cathedral - an absolute must-see in Oaxaca. Photos really can't do it justice! The gardens are great as well.

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Leon, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

lots of the life in oaxaca city is around this area, no matter the time of the day, there will be art, handicrafts, food, bars, restaurants, everything!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

You can spend a whole day just in this place. It has a Museum and a botanical garden open from 10am.

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Tucson, Arizona
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103 reviews 103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Church is truly a spectacle, sculptures and gold everywhere. Fabulous paintings, virgins, saints Jesus and cherubs, all over the walls and ceilings. There was a wedding while we were there, which added to the visual overload. Don't miss the Museum!

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