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“One of the most astonishing places I've ever been” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman

Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 49 Attractions in Oaxaca
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: One of the city's most ornate structures, this church is lavishly endowed with gold.
Madrid, Spain
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“One of the most astonishing places I've ever been”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I think this could be the most impressive church I've ever seen, as São Francisco in Oporto or the best churches in Spain or Italy. One must that represents very well what Spain did well in the Americas. It was not only what the Black Legend tells.

Visited September 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“church is a church”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

beautiful in its structure, religious I am not, but I do admit if not for the church there would not be great structures which depict art and sculpture of their time. worth a visit

Visited October 2012
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Timeless”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Pass Santo Domingo daily. Always something going on. Favorite day is Saturday. Lots of weddings. Often they go back to back. Accompanied by bands and fireworks. Sometimes free mescal is passed through the crowd. Beautiful church. Interior is impossible to explain. Lots of gold guild.

Visited December 2012
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Mexico City, Mexico
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Incredible.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

The best I ever seen, great maintained. Altars and ceiling the bes of all. Gold everywhere in the decoration. Espectaculat!

Visited December 2012
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Eugene, Oregon
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“Beautiful and full of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Make sure you read the history of the place and visit the exconvent, great museum. Many things from Monte alban, worth taking the time.

Visited December 2012
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