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Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo)

Puebla, Mexico
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Ranked #5 of 34 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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Mexico City, Mexico
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 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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122 helpful votes 122 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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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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21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
44 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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62 helpful votes 62 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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184 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 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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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
21 helpful votes 21 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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