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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)

Address: Santo Domingo Church, Puebla, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 50 things to do in Puebla
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This extremely ornate 17th-century chapel is part of the Santo Domingo Church.
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This extremely ornate 17th-century chapel is part of the Santo Domingo Church.

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Berlin, Germany
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Of course go see this high example of rococo with a new world twist! Note, that it is closed during lunch time. The guide in the chapel gives a good explanation to whomever will listen.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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124 reviews 124 reviews
63 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The pictures looked fantastic and it was better than the pictures. You truly have to see it to believe it. If you can only see 1 thing make it this.

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Singapore
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155 reviews 155 reviews
63 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I have seen my fair share of ornately designed churches in my years of travel but this by far beats most hands down. The jaw-droppingly intricate carved sculptors on the walls almost makes this chapel gaudy in a way. Do note that you are not allowed to visit during services. We saw a signage that said there's a fee to... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This chapel, constructed in 1690, is an example of Mexican baroque in the extreme, with more gold than we'd ever seen in one place!

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Sydney, Australia
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174 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous Church with beautiful ornate carvings and detailed designs inside. when you look at the outside of this Church you dont expect it to be like what it is on the inside... The altar has gold detailing inside and a beautiful little chapel with more detialed designs, even the ceiling had gold plated patterns and designs recommended

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Capilla del Rosario inside the Church of Santo Domingo in downtown Puebla, is without a doubt the finest example of religious Barroco style in the whole world. It´s so spectacular that even Pope John Paul II was amazed of its beauty and detail when he visited Puebla, naming it "Shrine of the Americas". Just two blocks from Puebla´s Central... More 

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Ontario Canada
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I have travelled around the world and this chapel is breath taking. The detail and layer upon layer of gilt are amazing. A must see when in Puebla walking distance from the centro

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

In my personal opinion, the Capilla del Rosario and the Santo Domingo church (in Oaxaca City) are the finest expressions of religious art in this continent, that shows the best of the Indian and European cultures.

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Richland, Washington
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

You visit many churches and think they are all the same BUT this one is unbelievable. Our guide took us to this one and it is probably one of my favorites if not the favorite. Don't miss it.

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Beamsville, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you like a surfeit of gilt, this is for you. Viewable only from outside the gate when I was there. Intricate and ornate and totally over the top. Restraint was a word unknown to the designer.

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