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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  • During the early colonial period the Dominican order held sway in Chiapas and San Cristobal was their center. No wonder, then, that their major church outstrips all others in the city in size and sple...  more »
  • We absolutely loved San Cristobal de las Casas and Santo Domingo is one of its highlights. it is right in the heart of the city with a lovely square in front which is always brimful of tourists, local...  more »
  • That they were able to build such beautiful buildings so long ago is amazing in itself.. Insides are also ornately decorated.  more »