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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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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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Mexico City, Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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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84 reviews 84 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 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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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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17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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