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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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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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190 reviews 190 reviews
56 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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103 reviews 103 reviews
14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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