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Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo)

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Address: Puebla, Mexico
Description: This ornate baroque church was built by indigenous converts between 1571...
This ornate baroque church was built by indigenous converts between 1571 and 1611.
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Just Barroc

This church is different from Toantzintla, first it is located in the City of Puebla and second it has Spanish influence 100% The gold use to decorate it I can only say its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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El Centro, California
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El Centro, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This church is different from Toantzintla, first it is located in the City of Puebla and second it has Spanish influence 100% The gold use to decorate it I can only say its magnificent The Rosary Chapel is a place where you can pray and feel peace. It also has a tradition The Rosary Virgin testify as the story say... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

That was the name they wanted to have during the Colony in Mexico. Constructed from 1650 to 1690. Definetely the fisrt place to visit in Puebla City The Chapel was dedicated to the Virgin Mary

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

You want to see something spectacular, you need to see this church. Walking in the main entrance and seeing the huge altar with all the levels of full size saints behind it was impressive. But then you go into the side chapel - All the gold - just wow! And it's the real deal! It doesn't open until 4 in... More 

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Freeport, Illinois
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37 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

That is the only word you can use to describe this church. Lots of alters and the gold just was shining in the early morning sun. Go in the am to get the best affect.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If you are in Puebla you must visit this chapel you will never regret. Been there is incredible. Also is near from the street where you can find typical candies.

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Huayacocotla
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is one of the must see attractions, just 2 blocks away from the main square (Zocalo). One of the fines examples of the typical Mexican "churrigueresco" style. An overloaded barrocco style. Nearly everything gold plated. An impressive view. Take one of the guided tours and let you explain how this was done, the meanings of the most important items... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

beautiful place. its the inside that hits you. if you are in puebla visit even if you are not a catholic. the beauty takes your breath away.

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Cordoba, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This church contains the "Capilla de la Virgen del Rosario" a true jewel of the baroque. The Church is down 5 de Mayo a pedestrian walkway from the Zocalo, nice walk

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Glasgow
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37 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Wonderful from the outside, stunning inside. Stroll around for an hour, taking in thevtryptic statues and ceilings.

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We did not expect to find such a beautiful church as we went inside. The real treasure was around the corner. Gold plated ornaments everywhere. Worth a visit whether you're catholic or not.

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