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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)

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Address: Santo Domingo Church, Puebla, Mexico
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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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Magnificent chapel

Considered the 8 th wonder of the new world, if you are in a hurry and you only are 1 day in Puebla this is a must. You will see the wonderful decoration of gold! Just take into... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Alan V
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Merida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes, the gold is magnificent. However, the paintings that the gold surrounds need restoration. They're so dingy that it's hard to discern what they represent.

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Thank kehoedds
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Considered the 8 th wonder of the new world, if you are in a hurry and you only are 1 day in Puebla this is a must. You will see the wonderful decoration of gold! Just take into account a couple of links things. The rosary chapel is usually open until 12 pm, and reopened at 4 pm to 6:30... More 

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing chapel, very recommended to visit if you are in Puebla, I would say "must see" category. Beautiful paintings and gold decor.

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Thank Dan T
Saltillo, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you walk in to the Church it is not that amazing, once you turn and see the chapel wow! The work and all that gold leaf is just unbelievable.

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Thank BeatrizdelaG
Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You musto to know the one of the seven new wonder in the world!!!! Come to Puebla City and visit THE ROSARY CHAPEL,!!

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk into the main church and you'll find that it looks like countless other churches in Puebla, in Mexico, in Latin America. Once you turn the corner into the chapel, however, you realize this is a real 24k gem. There's gold everywhere you rest your eye. It's a good size chapel and the gold just shimmers in all directions

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Monterrey, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Puebla is famous for having 365 churches, one for each day of the year. The Spanish people wrote this fact , which is not accurate, but as I know it has more than 100 beautiful and original churches. The church of Santo Domingo in the historic quarter is famous for its inside Gold made chapel, Capilla del Rosario which is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Many might wonder what the fuss is all about with visiting churches. However, if there is just one church you visit in Puebla (or even the whole of México), try to make it this one. I grand enough main church opens to a side chapel with the most extensive gilding and paintings. Not to be missed!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have seen more than 100 chapels all over the world, and this one is among the most impressive and beautiful. The art critics were right. You enter into a fairyland of gold leafed sculptures and floral designs that engulfs you completely, gasping at the details you can't quite make out. Wherever you look there is a detail you want... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I have visited Churches and Cathedrals in Europe and Temples in Asia. This one is the equal of any of those in beauty. A guide is available (for a tip) to explain the construction of the chapel. I would advise you pay the man and listen to his fascinating history of the place.

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