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Templo de Santo Domingo

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Address: San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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This 16th-century baroque church dominates one of the town's main plazas.

This 16th-century baroque church dominates one of the town's main plazas.

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beautiful church

we first saw the front of the church in the late afternoon and the baroque, detailed filigree decoration was highlighted. worth studying.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we first saw the front of the church in the late afternoon and the baroque, detailed filigree decoration was highlighted. worth studying.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cathedral is by far one of the most ornamental I've seen in Oaxaca. The ceilings are highly ornamental. There are notices when they don't want tourists visiting at the entrance which was helpful, usually when mass is in service. The ceilings are a must see along with the exteriors during various lightings during the evening, including the side entrances.... More 

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Thank rudypadilla
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can see the relief work in the daylight much better. It is pretty. The interior has some good paintings but they are very dark because of the candle soot over time. Easy to find since it is right off the main square. On weekends there can be loud music happening in the square in front of the church.

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Thank Karl B
Peekskill, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely church next to the textile museum and a street market with the usual tourist stuff. Well worth a 10 minute visit

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Beautiful church with an amazing baroque facade (shown in the picture). The inside is also great, with a churrigueresque style.

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Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

It's a beautiful church with amazing details inside.You have to visit it! the place is always crowded.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The centerpiece of the central area, this imposing church is very picturesque and has a great design. Didn't visit the inside but enjoyed viewing it from the outside. Always plenty of action happening in the plaza out front as well.

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Mexico City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

There are literally hundreds of vendir stalls in front. At first I did not even see the church. Interesting historic church but we have so many in Mexico.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

You need to visit this place, but it was difficult to appreciete its beauty cause there are hundred of small tends selling handcraft stuff. Inside is just beautiful. Its a 10 minutes walk from downtown.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

These days there is a sizeable crafts market in front of Santo Domingo which makes it a challenge to fully apreciate its amazing facade. That said, both the good crafts market and the Temple are well worth the effort required.

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