Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), Puebla
(4.6/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world. That most beautiful church and its Chapel of gold is from another world. If really visits puebla you must go through this church. When we went there was a person who explains the history of the chapel. The Guide made us distance walking with an eye toward a low for when we were in front lift look and observe such work of art.
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  • This church that from the outside and enter would go unnoticed as any other stresses primarily a side chapel where the work of religious architecture is very remarkable not only for the amount of detail that presents, but that gold stamped on each one of them.
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  • This is an easy find, near the zoculo, on a walking street,next to a disappointing mall, and near a variety of attractions. It is impressive in its own right, though overshadowed by the marvel of the ...  more »
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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
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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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