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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  • Meet in the chapel of the Rosary in the Church of Santo Domingo in Puebla, is an indescribable experience, it since ended it, the art critics rated it as the eighth wonder of the world. Come to Puebla and enjoy it.
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  • We had a nice visit grease... the guide was very interessant.ce was not too far and has see
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  • This church is very unique in its architecture, since it is the only one in Puebla that has towers on the portal, the same portal is another of its peculiarities. Inside lies buried Catalina de San Juan, better known as "La china poblana", whose life is very interesting and mythical. The location of the Church, next to what was the Jesuit convent and that today occupies the Autonomous University of Puebla, has a small square and a hotel called Colonial, from which, in one of its balconies, Francisco I. Madero gave a speech to followers in 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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