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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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Mexico City, Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The detail on the making of this chapel is just perfect, everything is made of 23Karat gold... A Must see if you visit Puebla.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is something that cannot be missed during a visit to Puebla. Exquisite baroque gem inside the Santo Domingo church.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a beautiful chapel well worth a look. There was a sign with a bit of information on it in English and Spanish as well as a small store with post cards and books.

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful church on a hill overlooking most of the city. It's absolutely beautiful. It's a bit of a hike, so go early in the day before it gets too hot.

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Detroit, Michigan
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24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

WOW!! Absolutely amazing. Many chapels or churches that you come across in Mexico will look like they are decorated with gold, but they really are not. This chapel, everything you look at that looks like gold, is actually 100% gold. This is a must see and walking distance to the Zocalo.

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Essex
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

However much time you mean to spend in the chapel it will not be enough. The overall impression is stunning, but as you begin to understand how each bit fits together time just disappears. We had an excellent guide but even he said there was too much in the chapel for any one person to get their head around.

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Alma, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Truly amazing, the best spot in Puebla. The details are beautiful and you need to take your time to admire everything.

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Southern California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

In Puebla, you see a lot of churches, but this chapel is must see. Knowledgable Interpretation of this baroque masterpiece is available in Spanish. Written interpretative material in English is minimal.

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Marathon, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

when you visit this cathedral you will be excited from this decoration, with so many colors, with so rich things on...you will stay there looking around like in shock very nice cathedral inside and from outside too i like a lot

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Evanston, Wyoming
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This Chapel is a short walk from most places in the historic center of Puebla. I was amazed by the amount of detail and gold everywhere within the church! It is one of the few churches I have seen in the Americas that can compare to the great churches of Europe!

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