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“PRETTIEST CHURCH I´VE EVER SEEN” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman

Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
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Oaxaca City Sightseeing Tour: Temple of Santo Domingo de Guzman, Oaxaca...
Ranked #2 of 116 things to do in Oaxaca
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Owner description: One of the city's most ornate structures, this church is lavishly endowed with gold.
Caribbean Key, Florida, United States
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“PRETTIEST CHURCH I´VE EVER SEEN”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Templo Santo Domingo is the single most important attraction that you just CANNOT miss while you are touring Oaxaca City, my home for a while, as I get my teeth and my stomach worked on. The ornate baroque facade is HUGE and imposing and is used to project gigantic nighttime light shows during the Guelaguetza Indian dance festival in mid-July, which draws Indian tribes from all over the vast state of Oaxaca (it's the size of Arizona), as well as luring travelers from all over the world. Now we are getting ready to observe The Day of the Dead here on November 2. It is an extended Halloween celebration, featuring great costumes, dances, music and fireworks, and lots of tasty food and drinks! You should not miss it! Come and join us! You just won't believe the gold, gems, statues and paintings all over the inside of the church. St. Mark and many of the other statues seem like real people. Unbelievable!

Visited October 2012
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Casablanca, Chile
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“The most beautiful church in the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

I have visited Oaxaca 3 times and the Santo Domingo Church has amazed me every time. It is certainly "full of grace".

Visited September 2012
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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Gold, gold”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

You can imagine that you're a Spanish cleric viewing his empire in the New World.

The attached museum in the old Convent is fabulous

Visited August 2012
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Ingolstadt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Another church”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

I've seen a lot of churches and that's why I only put Regular. But it has original ornaments covered with gold. If you like churches go visit it.

Visited August 2012
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Maynooth, Ireland
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“A MUST”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

One of the most original and beautiful churches I've seen in Mexico and full of history!
The golden curvings and decorations are mind blowing and if you visit this place with a guide you'll learn a lot about the history of Dominicans and the colonisation of Mexico, as well as the dark ages of the 19th century...

Visited November 2011
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