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Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo)

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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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a unique chrch with a very special trium

here you can enjoy the most beautifull church with the chapel of el rosario , fully paintted with gold color so when they ligth it its incredible all the ornamentation , a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This church has so much glitter inside you nearly need your sunglasses on to get through it. It struck me that the money spent on this could have been better used to support the poblanos that needed help. By comparison, the Cathedral is less ornate.worth a visit to remind yourself of the hypocracy of this religion.

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puebla, mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

here you can enjoy the most beautifull church with the chapel of el rosario , fully paintted with gold color so when they ligth it its incredible all the ornamentation , a very good place to visist

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A time capsule of history in one place. It showcases the Spanish, French and Mexican cultures and is truly a national treasure.

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mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Do not miss the altar covered in gold, and the beautiful area around the church. then you can walk by the 5 de mayo street

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I liked this church a lot for its white-red walls and brown tower as well as intricate decoration of the facade. Also, the famous Rosario Chapel is located here. Don't miss it!

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El Centro, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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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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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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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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