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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman

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Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone Number: 019515163720
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One of the city's most ornate structures, this church is lavishly endowed...

One of the city's most ornate structures, this church is lavishly endowed with gold.

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What an incredible experience. Flabbergasted at the ornate altar, the ancient structure, the surroundings. Definitely a place to visit more than once.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What an incredible experience. Flabbergasted at the ornate altar, the ancient structure, the surroundings. Definitely a place to visit more than once.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Must visit. This place is a peace of heaven, the painted and high ceilings, every detail is amazing.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a stop if you're in Oaxaca City. Carnival-like atmosphere when we were there in November. A handful of beggars outside who seem very needy.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having stayed near Santo Domingo, it is amazing how many events a visitor can watch happening there, just standing outside. Weddings, anniversaries, quinceneras, all with their attendant dancers, bands, giant puppets and beautiful costumes. There are guides inside the sanctuary if a person wants an thorough history. I like the flowers most of all.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is worth a look see even if you don't enjoy churches. Everywhere you look there is 'art'...the paintings, the sculpture, etc. Richly detail artwork on the ceiling is reason enough to spend some time here, before or after the next-door museo, it leaves me both in awe of the art. Great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see in Oaxaca, located in the historical centre. After visiting the church you can have refreshments in one of the cafes around.

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Wurzburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The templo of Santo Domingo is one of the most important churches of Oaxaca and Oaxaca has a lot of them. Inside you will be find a splendid decoration.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

The outside is nothing out of the ordinary but the inside is outstanding. It is decorated with paintings and golden details that must have been taken years to finish. Really worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

This elegant example of colonial architecture is a highlight of Oaxaca--or of all of Mexico. In addition, the plaza around Santo Domingo is a gathering place for Oaxacans, especially at night. Whether you are watching a festive wedding or marvelling at the baroque surfaces of the church's interior, this building is not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

There's something really special about Mexican cathedrals and the Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman is one of my favorites, primarily because of the fantastic "family tree" of bishops and priests and monks that adorns the ceiling by the entrance. I lived around the corner from the church for awhile back in 1996 and loved walking over at night when... More 

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