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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
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“real gold” (2 reviews)
“gold leaf” (4 reviews)
“worth a visit” (3 reviews)
Puebla, Mexico
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

If you are in Puebla, this is a chapel you won't want to miss!!! a couple of blocks from Puebla's Central Square...

Thank Sergio G
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The centuries old church would be very interesting by itself, but it is the Rosario Chapel that makes it breathtaking. Walls and ceilings covered in carved motifs with gold leaf still accomplish what the chapel was intended to do hundreds of years ago: create an...More

Thank alvaradodavide
Reviewed 20 March 2017

As one of my first visits to a Baroque-styled church in central Mexico, the Church of Santo Domingo will always be a treasured memory of mine. And my first of two visits here didn't even involve seeing the acclaimed 8th wonder of the world, the...More

Thank Luke K
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The 17th century architecture and stunning Capilla del Rosario (Rosary Chapel) are wonderful: all gilded plaster and carved stone, with angels and cherubim glistening with gold.

Thank PamAlbury
Reviewed 1 February 2017

A bit of madness and a bit of religion. Baroque overthetop decor and so much real gold. Id rather the gold was given to the poor

Thank poohtravel
Reviewed 10 December 2016

The church is absolutely beautiful. The chapel is indescribable. Neither pictures nor words do it justice.

Thank dragonflytw65
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is an easy find, near the zoculo, on a walking street,next to a disappointing mall, and near a variety of attractions. It is impressive in its own right, though overshadowed by the marvel of the attached Capilla del Rosario. I enjoy visiting Baroque cchurch...More

Thank jesseMN
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is where the Capilla del Rosario is. Do not miss it! The rest of the church is nice, but go to the chapel (Capilla) for the best thing to see.

Thank perezjale
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The Capilla is just beautiful. Lot and lots of gold. Worth seeing. I probably have to keep typing something sooooo...

Thank gopkrs
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Wow, wasn't expecting to see such a wonderful beautiful gold laden church. What magnificent example of Spanish Baroque! Even if you aren't into churches, this is one not to miss, dates back to 1690 and in its time was said to be the eight wonder...More

Thank boo2U
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