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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman

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Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone Number: 019515163720
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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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Magnificent Church

The ceilings are amazing....a tree of life fresco. Enough gold to feed the entire population of Oaxaca, but beautiful nonetheless.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Salinas, Ecuador

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Salinas, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The ceilings are amazing....a tree of life fresco. Enough gold to feed the entire population of Oaxaca, but beautiful nonetheless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very pretty. Very pretty! Don't forget to visit the museum and the convent. The museum has all the treasures from Monte Albán tomb 7. Don't miss this!

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Beautiful church, not open until late afternoon. No flash photography and be respectful. Amazing detail and gold. Alter is most impressive.

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new york
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The museum itself is small and the experience of going is pleasant and relaxing more than enriching and stimulating. I love the cactus gardens, but I always love cactus gardens, so that's not very telling.

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Lancaster, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The unassuming exterior of this 1500s cathedral (or "templo" locally) hides an absolutely stunning interior that will leave you with your mouth hanging open. I have been all over Europe and I can truthfully say this is one of the most beautiful interiors of a cathedral I have ever seen. If you go to Oaxaca, do not miss this.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have played a flute in this church, and heard a violin quartet playing at a wedding, and this church has the most wonderful acoustics of any place I have been in my life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Got married here 40 years ago and still one of the most beautiful churches in the world. The golden altar is breathtaking, even if you are not a religious person.

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Santa Cruz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This church has gold everywhere. It is spectacular in scope and material. The inside, the outside, every in between nook and cranny deserve multiple visits. Even my Jewish aunt was impressed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

daughter had a gold chain stolen right off her neck! After that event, the Oaxacan City and State governments put in advanced security cameras all up and down from the zocalo to Sant Domingo. Best part about it is the guy who sells cantelope ice cream in front from his little cart he pushes around. I swear it is the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

When visiting this old church which still is in use, one gets the felling of the many devout persons who have visited and worshiped there. Well worth your time to visit and to study its interior rooms as well as the church history. One cannot help but feels its importance in the current and past life of the city.

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Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone Number: 019515163720
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca

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