Templo de Santo Domingo, San Cristobal de las Casas

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Visit Templo de Santo Domingo, a grandiose church and former Dominican monastery. Built in the late 16th century, the church was named after the Spanish monk who founded the Dominican order. Admire the imposing Baroque-style building, restored fully in 1999, and explore the ornate interior, decorated with intricate gold leaf reliefs and figures. Inside the former convent, you can view exhibits on Oaxaca's pre-Hispanic history, with interesting archaeological artifacts. The monastery's courtyard now serves as a botanic garden featuring numerous native plants. Arrange to visit Templo de Santo Domingo and other attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas using our San Cristobal de las Casas itinerary maker.
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  • Every church in every neighborhood is different. But Santo domingo is of the most great. I was born in SanCris and I've seen how this church has changed. They have remodeled it in its facade and out of the Church is the sale of handicrafts. That if to buy handicrafts ask always rebate because sellers coonforme see the toad is the stone.
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  • In Mexico you come across a lot of cathedrals and churches but for some reason the Templo de Santo Domingo stood out to me. The detailing within the baroque facade was stunning - architecture enthusia...  more »
  • It's worth the time. You have to go through the market. Full of things to buy handicrafts. Go to the store of the community next to the garden of the Church. Beautiful fine craftsmanship. The beautiful church before had altarpieces of gold that was looted.
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