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Address: Santo Domingo Church, Puebla, Mexico
Description: This extremely ornate 17th-century chapel is part of the Santo Domingo...
This extremely ornate 17th-century chapel is part of the Santo Domingo Church.
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Beautiful!

Was amazed by the details and beauty! Worth a stop! You think the main church is great, but the chapel is the real gem!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Torreon, Mexico
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Torreon, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Was amazed by the details and beauty! Worth a stop! You think the main church is great, but the chapel is the real gem!

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Salida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This is a must visit. The Chapel is quite amazing and it is 400 years old. A great place to reflect.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Pretty unbelievable place. Dripping with gold and the Iglesia de Santo Domingo is also increible. It is not open all the time. When we were there, it opened at 4 PM but it is well worth the wait. You will be blown away by the ostentatious display of wealth.

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Tucson
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I mean, an absolute MUST. Do not miss this, even if you hate churches! Completely over-the-top! Flash cameras forbidden

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is a special location that I believe most people would find quite inspiring, whether of not one is a person of faith. It is an inspiring and uplifting experience to be surrounded by such beauty and elaborate creative style. The mind can be boggled by the sheer immensity and grandeur and stylistic presentation of the angelic realms that are... More 

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Cleveland Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Mind blowing to think this was all build hundreds of years ago. I took a tour with Carlos Rivero tours. Carlos knew all the details and was of great benefit to my understanding of this marvelous chapel and many other sights in Puebla.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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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