Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), Puebla

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Admire the opulent decor at Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), a 17th-century Roman Catholic church. Outside, snap photos of the striking red-and-white facade, then head inside to see its Baroque decoration, onyx pulpit, and abundant use of gold leaf. Examine the interior from floor to ceiling to find talavera tiles, gilded details, and ornamented sculptures. Gaze at the glittering reflections when the sun comes through windows. Note the six oil paintings of the altar, depicting the joys of the rosary. Make Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo) a centerpiece of your Puebla vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Puebla trip itinerary maker.
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  • The centuries old church would be very interesting by itself, but it is the Rosario Chapel that makes it breathtaking. Walls and ceilings covered in carved motifs with gold leaf still accomplish what ...  more »
  • As one of my first visits to a Baroque-styled church in central Mexico, the Church of Santo Domingo will always be a treasured memory of mine. And my first of two visits here didn't even involve seein...  more »
  • The 17th century architecture and stunning Capilla del Rosario (Rosary Chapel) are wonderful: all gilded plaster and carved stone, with angels and cherubim glistening with gold.  more »
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  • Everyone should see the CDR! Amazing story behind it. Dont forget to visit sanctuary catacombs.
  • Must see! Capilla de Rosario is top 3 in Mexico.
  • Ducked in with Jen on a whim and it was awe-inspiring, and I am not easily moved. The church of Santo Domingo is has an interior lined with impressive Baroque altars and contains a fine onyx pulpit. The main attraction here is the Capilla del Rosario, one of the most elaborately decorated Baroque chapels in Mexico. The walls and dome are completely coated with ornate sculpture in gold leaf and plaster, including saints, cherubs, and dancing angels. On the walls, golden vines form the frames of six paintings depicting the mysteries of the rosary. I am not the most religious person out there. But I can tell you that I was moved by visiting this church and considering the time, effort, resources, and dedication that went into building this awe-inspiring church. Wow is all that sums up an in-person visit. I am embarrassed I hadn't visited earlier. I attended college in-town when I was younger and was oblivious to the existence of this gem. Well, better late than never! No charge for entry. But a donation to the church is the righteous thing to do so consider it obligatory.
  • Amazingly beautiful church. A must see if you are in Puebla.
  • Wasn't open during posted hours.