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Plaza de Santo Domingo

Republica de Cuba y Republica de Brasil, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
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Square with a sense of colonial times

Probably one of my most favorite plazas in Ciudad de México. A sense of the colonial atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Petra P
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Hradec Kralove Region, Czech Republic
Lovely place to do some shopping

This place has a lot of vendors around, you can walk around the streets and take some pictures of... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
bryanmantezoni
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The plaza's "place of scribes," where specialists in reading and writing have gathered for centuries, evokes the spirit of yesteryear.
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  • Terrible2%
6 Nov 2017
“A very lively square”
30 Apr 2018
“Square with a sense of colonial times”
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Republica de Cuba y Republica de Brasil, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Probably one of my most favorite plazas in Ciudad de México. A sense of the colonial atmosphere inserted into 21st century in one square. You can sit in one of the benches and watch the rush around you.

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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

This place has a lot of vendors around, you can walk around the streets and take some pictures of the churches and the old buildings and you can also get a foot massage for80 pesos for about 15 minutes, it is not very safe so...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit if you are nearby. This is a small square surrounded by old buildings and a church. There are a few street sellers around but not much more activity.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

A square full of activities, shops, performers, etc. An experience in itself. Besides the bewutiful setting with the Inglesia of Santo Domingo in the background.

Thank Pierre B
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

This plaza probably gives you a better sense of how Mexico City used to be. It's relatively small and not crowded, so you can see the original historical buildings and the plaza in a more "concentrated" form rather than let's say nearby Zocalo.

Thank heckfy
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

A pleasant walk to the square. Enjoy watching the families around the fountain. Visit the church. Check out the artisanal scribes. There is not much fancy about the square, but it is more atmospheric and less touristy than other nearby areas.

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

We were fortunate to be able to stay in an old monastery dating from the 1600's. It is now an apartment building with 2 rental units. It shared an old courtyard with the Church that is the central attraction of the Plaza de Santo Domingo....More

Thank Lee45900
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

You could spend weeks walking thru Mexico City's "centro". This is a nice square with the church on one side. The old "Inquisition Place" on the front which is now part of the National University School of Medicine. One block down you'll find "Hosteria de...More

Thank Irving001
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

Another delightful square with a big church, this time at one end of the square with several stalls selling trinkets and street food. The church was lovely.

Thank moot
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

A very nice plaza that reminded me of Europe. Much smaller than the nearby Zocalo it features colonial buildings, a church, a fountain and some print shops. The church is lovely and worth visiting and the Secretaria de Education building alongside the plaza features frescoes...More

Thank Rob C
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admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit
the wide variety of markets and plazas where any
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