Templo de Santo Domingo, Cartagena

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#8 of 16 in Historic Sites in Cartagena
A historically significant place of worship, Templo de Santo Domingo, housed Dominican friars until the 19th century. The church displays a distinctly rustic colonial architecture, its chipped orange facade counterbalancing the look of the plaza that stands before it. Inside, the decoration is simple and authentic, with gravestones laid on the floor and a deep blue dome over the main alter. The stone arches of the central nave show off the architect's skills and carry their age rather well. Arrange to visit Templo de Santo Domingo and other attractions in Cartagena using our Cartagena trip planning app .
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  • I love visiting churches. To your inner calm. The memory of your past. Feel in your walls to the centuries long events. Are places of reflection ... This church was completed in 1630, membership of the Dominican order (wiquipédia). Simple but the Church deserve a visit.
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  • Found this nice church, went inside for a quiet moment. Several people praying in the early afternoon; no service at that time. The church is elegant, not ornate.  more »
  • estebe here at the ceremony of marriage of some dear friends. the place is a dream for a celebration as well.
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  • Great place. The history is amazing and you can join mass then have lunch in the plaza.
  • beautiful Catholic church in Cartagena
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  • A church not very large but cute, especially in its interior.
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  • A beautiful church which reminds a style more conteporaneo
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