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“Not just the church but the whole area!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Templo de Santo Domingo

Templo de Santo Domingo
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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Type: Religious Sites, Museums
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Owner description: This 16th-century baroque church dominates one of the town's main plazas.
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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“Not just the church but the whole area!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This whole town is worth a visit if you can. The cathedral/church is ok as are many of the churches and buildings but the reason I am reviewing this particular one is because of the markets surrounding this area. You can find hand crafted goods, at a good price and interact with the Mayan locals too.
As far as sustainable tourism goes it doesn't get much better than this. Sample some food, buy some souvenirs and get a feel for what the Zapatistas are trying to support!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Not as impressive as the one in Oaxaca”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

It is impressive like the one in Oaxaca but smaller and less work in the ceilings. Still very impressive.

Visited December 2013
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“Good looking temple”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Better than the Catedral in the central square in my opinion.

Nice gold detail work on the interior of temple and the faccade is pretty nice as well ... the market outside is kind of oppressive though and brings this down a notch.

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Durango, CO
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“Baroque?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is the local interpretation of the Baroque style and it came out with extremely intricate façade work like I've never seen before, including 2 headless saints from a previous revolution. The interior has renaissance style paintings on the walls surrounded by gold gilt woodwork and could use a little dusting. Much history here and in the smaller temple a block south. The vendors make it a little difficult for photos of the exterior, but that's life at the Templo.

Visited October 2013
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“Trip to San Cristobal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Beautiful church with magnificent handwork in the interior. And next to the church the Textil Museum and a specialty store on txtiles on different regions of Chiapas.

Visited July 2013
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