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One of the city's most ornate structures, this church is lavishly endowed with gold.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The ceiling rivals the Sistine Chapel. Very beautiful on the inside. the Church is easily accessible in El Centroids area. Not far from the Zocolo/central square.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful gold-encrusted church in the center of Oaxaca also houses a lovely museum of Mexican history.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Amy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to many of the world's premier churches and cathedrals but none compare to Santo Domingo in Oaxaca City. Throughout history RED dye was very rare, making wearing vivid red clothing a luxury fit only for the wealthy. The natives of central Mexico...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This church has one of the most beautiful interiors I have ever seen. The artwork is in high relief and then painted, making it special. Having said that, it is not going to take much of your time, as it is a normal church in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tombillinge
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the upper end of the Alcala, Santo Domingo is Church with much history and a very active center for Mexico's faith life. Saturday's especially are the days to watch the newly married couples set out from there with family, friends and community member. Often...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing history. Glad we hired a guide to explain the meanings and many areas off this beautiful church.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried visiting on a sunday and there was mass going on so we couldn’t visit but we were able to take a peak inside. When we returned a while later it was closed

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the temple several times as there is so much to see and take in each time. We were at the end of a long trip and had visited so many places of worship that we were finding them a bit...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán is stunning! So much gold everywhere! We were treated to a wedding party leaving the church on the Saturday we were there! What a party!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a stunning church. Well worth the time. The ceiling is spectacular as well as the altar. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from Namaste M | Reviewed this property |
No lo recuerdo ver algo. Como es un monumento antiguo, dudo mucho que haya. Estoy tratando de recordar de fuera, ni hay rampa, creo!
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The best guide ever is Omar Lescas Diaz. His English is wonderful and he knows "all" the history of the area. It may not be worth his while to do one building like this. He is excellent for Monte Alban and the natural tour... More
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Devorah1013
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Seeking Advice for Oaxaca Trip this Month? (1 Reply)
Hi Everyone! I am traveling to Oaxaca Nov 20 - 27 for a friend's wedding. o How many days do you recommend I stay in Oaxaca? o Is it safe to travel from Mexico City to Oaxaca by bus by day and night? o Which are the must see places in Oaxaca? o Do you know a good guide for Oaxaca for hiking in the surrounding areas? Is it safe to hike with a guide in Oaxaca? o The Wedding is at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman in the Central Square. Do you know a good place to stay near...More
November 06, 2017|
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o How many days do you recommend I stay in Oaxaca? A week sounds about right. o Is it safe to travel from Mexico City to Oaxaca by bus by day and night? Yes, but I always prefer travel during the day. o Which are the must see places in Oaxaca? It all depends on your interests. Churches, cooking class, markets, museums, shopping, etc. Perhaps buy the Moon Handbook on Oaxaca. o Do you know a good guide for Oaxaca for hiking in the surrounding areas? Is it safe to hike with a...More