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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)

Santo Domingo Church, Puebla, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 32 attractions in Puebla
Type: Religious Sites
Description: This extremely ornate 17th-century chapel is part of the Santo Domingo Church.
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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88 reviews 88 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I visited this beautiful ornately decorated chapel in early evening just in time for mass. The priest invited the tourists to stay, so I observed the ritual for half an hour. So much detail, I always think of the workers who built these structures so long ago, how hard they worked for little or no recompense.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

I have been to many cathedrals in Europe, but this was my first visit to one in Mexico and it did not dissapoint. The workmanship is mind blowing and it is really worth while to just sit and look at all the detail.

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Mexicali, Mexico
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Beautiful golden chapel. The details are unreal. We went 2 times and admired all the details. The church is also impressive.

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Toronto, On
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56 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Absolutely, beautiful, breathtaking, gold chapel. It was closed when we first got there but we were happy we went back later in the day - it is really worth seeing.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Mexican baroque in galore!!! I have seen many Catholic churches around the world but nothing like this. 21 karat gold all around . . . fine artistry and architecture . . . A masterpiece. If you have time for two sites to see in Puebla this is one of them and the next one is Santa Maria de Tonantzitlan in... More

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New York City, New York
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29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Good example of baroque in Mexico with gold leaf on the decorations. Snall but interesting. Also, ex convents are good to visit to see life in vice regal Mexico

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England
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

I do not feel that the church is anything special, although nice enough. The chapel is worth seeing for its massive amount of gold sculpture. I am sure it is also of great interest to lovers of religious art, of which I have to confess to being very uneducated.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I have been around the world and have visited some of the most exciting and important churches around the world, but this is truly a masterpiece! I will say that I was far more impressed with the Rosary Chapel than I was with the cathedral of Notre Dame. ALTHOUGH I LOVED THE CATHEDRAL OF NOTRE DAME!!! This just gives you... More

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Silverton OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

A must-see when visiting Puebla. Take time to absorb the art. Do not allow any religious beliefs to befog the appreciation of a true labor of love and faith. Sit for a while in the chapel where there is always an art history course is being taught by professors in many languages.

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vancouver, bc
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21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Wow. No expense spared here! The Spanish conquistadors certainly adored their gold and it shows! No such thing as "over-the-top" in Mexico, except possibly here!

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