Templo de Santo Domingo, Cartagena

4.5
#8 of 16 in Historic Sites in Cartagena
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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. To visit Templo de Santo Domingo and get the most from your holiday in Cartagena, create itinerary details personal to you using our Cartagena vacation route planner.
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  • very beautiful church, a place of peace, in the walled city, the square of the same name, very busy especially at night.
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  • The churches open only during the masses. I attended mass at Santo Domingo Temple, Sunday morning, to meet the architecture and local customs. In the square of the same name is the famous statue la gorda Gertudis.
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  • Located in front of the square of the same name and Botero sculpture, it is a beautiful church which deserves to be visited. Especially highlights their altar with its colorful details in marble. Closes at noon.
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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
  • Nice photos!!
  • 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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Despite its status as a major tourist hub, Cartagena offers a good choice of affordable places to stay. If you're looking to splurge, consider staying at one of the town's restored colonial-era buildings, which now house boutique hotels packed with modern amenities. Alternatively, several old monasteries in Cartagena's walled colonial district offer outstanding facilities at very high prices. Budget-conscious travelers can explore the many mid-range hotels and low-cost hostels clustered in Getsemani, an up-and-coming neighborhood and center of the backpacker scene.
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