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. 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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  • August 15, 2017
    BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY... charming city... is another life... me staying in the mouth... I liked more history than the beaches
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  • August 11, 2017
    Is the oldest church in Cartagena. XVI, big, fairly high and devoid of decorations. Don't pay to visit and open during the opening hours of the masses. Is in the Plaza de Santo Domingo.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Beautiful inside and very well-preserved monument. Ideal for good photographs. If you arrive early, you can have a moment of reflection.
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  • December 11, 2016
    Great place. The history is amazing and you can join mass then have lunch in the plaza.
  • January 29, 2017
    beautiful Catholic church in Cartagena
  • November 14, 2016
    Nice photos!!
  • March 28, 2017
    A church not very large but cute, especially in its interior.
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  • May 1, 2017
    A beautiful church which reminds a style more conteporaneo
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