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Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo)
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$65.00*
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Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City
Ranked #13 of 113 things to do in Puebla
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Owner description: This ornate baroque church was built by indigenous converts between 1571 and 1611.
Dallas, Texas
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94 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Lovely!”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

I must say that the exterior to this church is not as pretty but the interior makes up for it. There are several smaller chapels inside and you definitely want to see the beautiful golden Capilla del Rosario.

Visited October 2013
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La Paz, Bolivia
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“The church and the chapel”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Writers should be aware that there is a dedicated site in TripAdvisor to write about the beautiful Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), but of course, it is difficult to dissociate both. Santo Domingo is the mother church with is huge atrium (this month with sculptures by Jorge Marin). The church itself is huge, a bit too somber for my taste, with interesting altars and sculptures. Look for the curious announcement at the entrance, saying that it is forbidden to enter the church with food, hay, dogs (nothing said about other animals), cellular phone and... chewing gum.

Visited September 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Incredible”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

There are few churches in the world that can compare to the sheer impact of the rosario inside. A true masterpiece of Mexican baroque! (Yes, I have been to the Vatican- Michelangelo's work of course transcends all)

Visited April 2013
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Be aware of Petty thieves inside of the church!”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Without doubt this church is a must-see; unfortunately someone stole our phone while we were praying inside Capilla del Rosario. We followed the suspect but there was nothing we could do because there weren't any police officers around. Finally we located the device with an app but we were advised not to try and retrieve it; the hotel concierge let us know that there was a lot of petty theft in Centro Histórico.

Visited August 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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68 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Santo Domingo”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Its a beautifull churche and it stands out in all Mexico churches. It has an amazing, ornate gold chapel. Very Impressive dont miss. Its a great place to visit

Visited May 2013
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