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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)

Santo Domingo Church, Puebla, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 34 Attractions in Puebla
Type: Religious Sites
Description: This extremely ornate 17th-century chapel is part of the Santo Domingo Church.
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El Centro, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

These Chapel is inside the Saint Domingo Church. was built in honor of the Rosary Virgin I don't remember the date of it is about 1560. Many poets have written inspired on it's golden covered Mexican Barroc art it's one of the best in all Mexico only in Oaxaca they have one bigger, but the gold covered of this Chapel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Just go into this church and have a look at the opulence. It’s quite incredible. When you walk into the church, it looks like most other but you need to go to the front and turn left to get into this capel.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Wow! I think if I said anymore I'd ruin the experience for anyone who hasn't stepped foot inside this magnificent spectacle. It truly is incredible and completely over the top!! Loved it.

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Austin TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The capilla cannot be captured by photo - you must see for yourself all the gilted ceilings and sculpture!

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Well worth a look, and a guide happened to be there when I went and gave a very interesting talk about it.

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Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

A small exquisitely ornate chapel, we enjoyed its peace and serenity amid the bustle of busy downtown Puebla. It's a wonderful place to spend some time in quiet contemplation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

While visiting Puebla, we made sure to visit as many cathedrals, chapels and churches as possible. This one was beautiful, every little detail about the chapel was great. I recommend hitting this one up!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

small & perfectly formed gilt gold chapel. Worthy of a top attraction in Puebla. Dont think I have ever seen so much gold leaf in such a small place before.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The chapel is filled with gilted angels, figures and adornments. It is a tribute the the workmanship of the 16th and 17 centuries and the attempt in the baroque period of the Mexican Catholic church to head toward excess in an attempt to convey the divine

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The gold leaf decoration was astounding. There wasn't a bare surface that didn't have a design. To be sitting in a church that was built in the early 16th century was awesome. At the time I was visiting the church a wedding had just finished and a first communion for children was in process.

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