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Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo)

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This ornate baroque church was built by indigenous converts between 1571 and 1611.
Puebla, Mexico
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Reviewed February 29, 2016

Ducked in with Jen on a whim and it was awe-inspiring, and I am not easily moved. The church of Santo Domingo has an interior lined with impressive Baroque altars and contains a fine onyx pulpit. The main attraction here is the Capilla del Rosario,...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed February 15, 2016

This complex is architecturally interesting. As you approach the entrance, notice the "sugarcake" decoration on the second story or the adjoining building. The gem of the visit is the Rosario Chapel. The gilded altar and domed ceiling are impressive. Notice also the decorative wall tiles.

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed January 13, 2016

this church is really pretty, you have to know every place because not only in the main altar and the chapel "del rosario" have interesting things, also there are other areas where there are things to discover, really beautiful and litte known pictures that you...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed January 7, 2016

Puebla's Iglesia de Santo Domingo has to be one of my most favourite Mexican churches. Santo Domingo, as far as I can discover, dreamed of the Virgin Mary, but she was always accompanied by a dog. And for this reason,the church is decorated with dog...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Peter T
Reviewed January 7, 2016

These Catholics loved their gold. There is so much gold that is inside. This appeared to be the second most popular church in the area and was very busy.

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed January 5, 2016

The church is only two or three blocks from the main plaza (zocalo). It hast three huge golden altars from the colonial period, the main one dedicated to Santo Domingo de Guzman. From he church you enter he Capilla del Rosario that is most famous...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Roberto113
Reviewed January 1, 2016

Puebla is famous for having 365 churches, one for each day of the year. The Spanish people wrote this fact , which is not accurate, but as I know it has more than 100 beautiful and original churches. The church of Santo Domingo in the...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed October 26, 2015

The main church itself is really quite beautiful but the main reason most people come here is to visit the Rosary Chapel, which is incredible. It's hard to take it all in, there is not a surface that hasn't been lavishly covered in gold.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed September 25, 2015

Big church in Puebla ... not the most intricate or ornate though! There are some smaller churches worth seeing more out by Chipilo and Cholula.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I suggest you to visit other top two churches in Puebla if you have a limited time. This one is not that special compared to other two churches.

Date of experience: September 2015
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