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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. Put Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman and other Oaxaca attractions into our Oaxaca trip itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • El arte barroco esta plasmado desde el techo hasta en cada articulo de decoracion que hay dentro, la fachada bien echa y sutil a la vez ya que tiene muchos años, 
  • El personal son muy déspotas, pero la arquitectura es muy bonita, vale la pena visitar, antes todas las paredes de la iglesia eran de oro pero gracias a la rapiña mexicana se fue acabando y al restáur...  more »
  • This is an exquisite colonial church in the heart of Oaxaca. Ceilings are covered with ornate, high-relief carvings alluding to stories from the Bible, many painted in gold. The exquisite gold-shimmer...  more »