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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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Amazing temple

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going into the temple is very peaceful it has nice and colourful inside. It has a lot of history inside.

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not usually a fan of visiting Cathedrals or churches, but in this case I will make an exception. The Santo Domingo is very impressive. I think because it is also home to the botanical gardens, the cultural museum and the former 'Convento de Santa Catarina de Siena'. Something for everyone. Prepare to spend a couple of hours here.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful architectural building , which according to my guide, was built in the 16th century. Multiple used building, including being the Mexican army barrack until over a decade ago. Beautiful architecture, exhibition was equally fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Templo de Santo Domingo is a must. Hire a guide, it is so worthy. Go when the temperature outside is hot. This is a great place to cool down. It takes about three hours to visit all of it.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's one of the jewels of Oaxaca, the baroque interior is just astonishing. If you are lucky enough, you will see a traditional wedding, specially on Saturdays (women dressed in traditional costumes, a band playing "banda", mojigangas and men offernig "cañitas" of mezcal).

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The heart of the city. Santo Domingo is not only beautiful from all angles, but the reference and iconic building in Oaxaca.

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Laredo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

It is a beautiful church that has been restored. We got a 15 min tour for a donation. Worth the visit. Next to the museum that is a must go to activity

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