Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, Oaxaca

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Visit Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, a prime example of New Spanish Baroque architecture dating back to the 16th century. Built during a period of over 200 years, the church has had quite a turbulent history, having suffered from earthquakes throughout the centuries. On the facade, which is flanked by two bell towers, find a statue of Santo Domingo de Guzman, who founded the Dominican order. Inside, there you can appreciate the liberal use of gold all throughout, which creates a warm atmosphere when candles are lit during evening mass. To visit Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman on your holiday in Oaxaca, and find out what else Oaxaca has to offer, use our Oaxaca trip maker site .
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  • I try to be in Oaxaca the last week in October and the first week in November for the Day of the Dead celebration each year. The plaza at Santo Domingo de Guzman is one of the best locations for viewi...  more »
  • There is a lot to see inside this church if you are not overwhelmed by all the gilded plaster. Wow. Make sure you look up at the family tree of St Dominic. If you visit within the next 2 years you can...  more »
  • Whilst the church itself is very beautiful, the main claim to glory is a fabulous convent which houses the huge exhibition of the cultures of Oaxaca. Whilst Rufino museum has may sculptures form other...  more »
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  • Spectacular architecture. On the property there is the cathedral, plus an anthropological museum and botanical garden. All surrounded by a large grand wall. The entrance to the cathedral and museum is near the southwest corner of the block. The entrance to the botanical garden is near the southeast corner of the block. This is a must see if you're in Oaxaca City.
  • Must see while in Oaxaca. Ornate with 3-D saints popping out of the ceiling.
  • This templo is in the middle of everything. It has beautiful architecture! There are local art stands nearby and many restaurants and stores. Make sure to walk around the templo to see all of its beauty and the surrounding area!
  • Plain on the outside but inside one of the most beautiful churches I've visited
  • One of the most beautiful churches I have been to is Templo de Santo Domingo. Again - just like most things Oaxaca - I find it rather challenging to describe in words about the beauty of this church - both from the inside as well as from the outside. The square outside the church is a very popular hangout for the young and the hip and for the odd tourists as well. No matter what the time of the day or night - the vibe around the church is full of life and zest. There is no way you will miss this place if you are in town and go down the solitary walking street which leads from Zocollo to this church. And if you do miss it - you haven't been to Oaxaca.
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