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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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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

i had a wonderful tour by a local man, Fred. He was well spoken and genuine and knew his stuff about the church

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leganes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Well, the church and the museum next door and the botanic garden also, are a must. I can´t praise enough. But also I like so much to sit the evenings facing the church, people watching is fun, but the feeling of armony, and the changing of colours, is amazing.

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San Quintin, Baja California, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Definitely a must when visiting Oaxaca, don't miss out on this church's impressive art work, frescoes and details throughout! Really worth the visit!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

You will not believe your eyes once you enter this church. Very simple on the outside, incredibly intricate design on the inside. Must see!.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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