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. To visit Templo de Santo Domingo on your holiday in San Cristobal de las Casas, and find out what else San Cristobal de las Casas has to offer, use our San Cristobal de las Casas route builder .
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  • The temple is very beautiful, but what caught my attention was the market that is positioned next to the village. It has many crafts made by hand and, grana quality. There is a large range leather, amber and jade products and prices are unbeatable. I hope to remain so for a long time :)
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  • The building front is beautiful in afternoon light. The property is surrounded by a public craft market, food vendors and busy street extending to the nearby public market. This and the adjacent activ...  more »
  • Old temple, very nice by the way, only that it should not be completely infested with dealers, some distance from the temple should save for that it can enjoy better, although if I recommend the visit, it is worth.
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