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One of the city's most ornate structures, this church is lavishly endowed with gold.
Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

The gold is overwhelming, stunning, absolutely beautiful. Such an enjoyable place to visit. Take a look at all the altars, so different from one another, so interesting. Very very nice.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TWAjunkie
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited this place today and it is absolutely stunning. Over many years of travel we have been to many amazing churches but I think this one is the most beautiful .. . You need to sit awhile and look up . If you are someone...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Louieathens
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Santo Domingo de Guzman Cathedral was a large spectacular cathedral located along the pedestrian street Macedonio Alcala, north of the main square in Oaxaca, featuring incredibly beautiful architecture on and ornate details. One of the most amazing churches I have visited! In front of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BrittanyAdventures
Reviewed 6 days ago

There's a fee to enter the convent museum, but the church itself is free. There are state regulated guides who for 100mxn will explain in detail the stucco relief themes around the church. The church does close for a midday break. Also be aware that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank talshulze
Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is way beyond beautiful. It was surely built to impress! When we went there, a mass was being celebrated. People ignored tourists walking in and looking around. It is massive and ornate. A beautiful place to visit, you won’t want to miss seeing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank franciefuhrel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In my opinion the Santo Domingo Church is by far the most spectacular church in Oaxaca, even more so than the Cathedral and is located in the centre of Oaxaca City. The Santo Domingo church is an important building in Oaxaca because not only is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dorothy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most ornate and gorgeous churches I have ever been in. The amount of detail and how immense it is truly is breath taking.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank seanyj2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed learning more about Oaxaca, the sad thing is they do not have translation in English or any other language. (Only in Spanish). So much to learn and appreciate if they had it in various languages. I am positive we missed the flavor...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HGReynoso
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best churches I have ever seen. A definite top ten in my book. You will be mesmerized. Go check it out.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 56003Richard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interior painted with natural dyes. Check to see if a concert is scheduled - there is an extraordinary pipe organ. A peaceful setting with views that are spectacular.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Namaste M | Reviewed this property |
No lo recuerdo ver algo. Como es un monumento antiguo, dudo mucho que haya. Estoy tratando de recordar de fuera, ni hay rampa, creo!
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Response from tripster707 | Reviewed this property |
The best guide ever is Omar Lescas Diaz. His English is wonderful and he knows "all" the history of the area. It may not be worth his while to do one building like this. He is excellent for Monte Alban and the natural tour... More