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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  • i.e. a cathedral around the front where the parent provides the mass this bathed in gold, and its history is quite long, a historical so place it.
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  • Very nice Baroque architecture. It is a journey in the time that you back to the years of the conquest.
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  • The Temple of Santo Domingo is located three blocks from the zocalo in the city of Puebla. This magnificent site houses the famous chapel of the Virgin of the Rosary which in its time, was considered one of the wonders of the world. Inside the church you can see different jobs in Onyx, gilded plasterwork, punctures and tiles, details that make it one of the highest examples of Mexican Baroque. This is one of the obligatory stops that you can not miss on your visit Puebla.
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  • 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.
  • Bastante impresionante, la iglesia está muy bonita
  • Very nice!
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  • The Church is a bit simple for the part of outside but it is iconic of the city of Puebla is worth visiting it
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