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Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo)

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Address: Zacatecas, Mexico

This large church, which hovers over the Plaza de Santo Domingo, is known...

This large church, which hovers over the Plaza de Santo Domingo, is known for its dark, melancholy appearance.

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Attended a beautiful Mass and soaked in centuries of spirituality. Don't miss this holy place, regardless of your faith.

Reviewed 15 December 2016
Laura D
Kalispell, Montana
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Kalispell, Montana
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Attended a beautiful Mass and soaked in centuries of spirituality. Don't miss this holy place, regardless of your faith.

Thank Laura D
Coatepec, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

The church recently underwent a major restoration project. It's a fine example of the architecture and adornments in Spanish Colonial churches of the period, especially is areas where Spanish colonists found gold and silver.

Thank GranPena
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1,079 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Historical church and a nice plaza adjacent to it! The Church is good for a nice stroll, particularly around its adjacent plaza which is very aesthetic!

Thank METRUN360
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2014

While the cathedral is impressive, this church is magnificent with its pink facade and wonderful interior.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 952 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014 via mobile

How can a building be melancholy??? This large and in my opinion slightly shabby looking church is on Plazuela Santo Domingo. Inside it has some not so shabby altars. Built by the Jesuits, it was taken over by the Dominicans when the Jesuits were expelled from Mexico.

Thank CarmichaelVentura
Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Romanesque style with churrigeresque front, typical of Mexican churches. very nice inside, bright altar, worth a look and worth noting that this acts as a landmark that makes it easy to go around the city on foot.

Thank Robert E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Santo Domingo Church built in the sixteenth century, next to the Royal College of San Luis Gonzaga , it was rebuilt in the mid- eighteenth century, it was occupied by the Dominicans after the expulsion of the Jesuits. It has a rare quality to retain their altarpieces, retablos that their fine gold dress along the walls . Is three ships... More 

Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

beautiful from the outside and splendid from the inside especially the alters , a must see church in Zacatecas.

Thank Yucef-GB
San Juan Cosala, Mexico
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Judging by the exterior I had no idea the interior would be so beautiful. Not the biggest church, but the nicest interior.

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