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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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Wow - Just Wow

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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194 helpful votes 194 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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32 reviews 32 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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41 helpful votes 41 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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169 helpful votes 169 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
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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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Mexico City, Mexico
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

One of the best Catholic Chapels in Mexico. During your visit to Puebla do not leave behind this church and of course the Capilla del Rosario. It is better to make the visit with a local guide.

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Marathon, Greece
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143 helpful votes 143 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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