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Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo)

Puebla, Mexico
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Ranked #6 of 32 attractions in Puebla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: This ornate baroque church was built by indigenous converts between 1571 and 1611.
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Marathon, Greece
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

from outside and from inside you have many things to see, very close to the central place , easy to visit and you will be surprised frol the rich decoration , from the colors... excellent place i ve enjoyed a lot and i visit not only once.....

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Toronto, On
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138 reviews 138 reviews
56 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The Rosary Chapel is part of this beautiful little church and is well worth seeing. Highly recommend visiting here.

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vancouver, bc
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I hired a local guide to take me to this church along with several other places in Puebla. It was very helpful to learn about the Dominicans and their church, as well as to see how the church differed from the great cathedrals.

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Givat Olga
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85 reviews 85 reviews
43 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

One of the most beautiful churches I've seen in Mexico. Especially Rosario. I loved also the wooden statues at the square in front of the entrance.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I must say that the exterior to this church is not as pretty but the interior makes up for it. There are several smaller chapels inside and you definitely want to see the beautiful golden Capilla del Rosario.

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La Paz, Bolivia
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327 reviews 327 reviews
178 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Writers should be aware that there is a dedicated site in TripAdvisor to write about the beautiful Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), but of course, it is difficult to dissociate both. Santo Domingo is the mother church with is huge atrium (this month with sculptures by Jorge Marin). The church itself is huge, a bit too somber for my taste,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

There are few churches in the world that can compare to the sheer impact of the rosario inside. A true masterpiece of Mexican baroque! (Yes, I have been to the Vatican- Michelangelo's work of course transcends all)

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Without doubt this church is a must-see; unfortunately someone stole our phone while we were praying inside Capilla del Rosario. We followed the suspect but there was nothing we could do because there weren't any police officers around. Finally we located the device with an app but we were advised not to try and retrieve it; the hotel concierge let... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Its a beautifull churche and it stands out in all Mexico churches. It has an amazing, ornate gold chapel. Very Impressive dont miss. Its a great place to visit

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Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I have been in a lot of Churches in Europe, so much that it's like if you seen once church you have seen them all. Not true. The amount of gold leaf detail puts Santo Domingo pretty high on the list.

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