Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán

Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán

Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán
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One of the city's most ornate structures, this church is lavishly endowed with gold.
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  • Angie C
    Escondido, California68 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A museum and church experience all in one
    Gorgeous church with stunning artwork. Hard to believe it's all done by hand. Truly breathtaking and a must see when visiting Oaxaca. Worth going inside and seeing it all, even if you are not Catholic... and the outside area is lively with markets and people and sometimes entertainment as well.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 January 2024
  • Andy F
    Devizes, United Kingdom1,252 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    What's Left Of A Former Glory
    The Temple was a whole complex of buildings run by the Dominicans, of which this church and a few other bits now remain. There were once more buildings, but these have now been built over by the more recent recent. Inside is quite dark, but there's a fabulous decorated ceiling and a magnificent main altar. Worth a visit.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 March 2024
  • sisterbay716
    Chicago, Illinois422 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous and Serene, A Central Feature to Oaxaca City
    Gorgeous, well-maintained cathedral with lively plaza scene outside. Next door is the exceptional Museo de Las Culturas de Oaxaca which houses the treasure unearthed at Monte Alban as well as many other antiquities illustrating Oaxaca's history. There are evening light shows on the side of the cathedral.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 March 2024
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NJCricketer
NJ501 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The most visited church in Oaxaca - the opening hours seemed a bit uncertain but we managed to view it during a ceremony going on in the evening and also (after being briefed by our guide Juan) during the day. Guides are not allowed in the church to speak to their clients. Fair amount of gold leaf used and the nice, red blooming trees make a good setting.
Written 21 May 2022
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lilap25
Claverack, NY49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Beautiful churches and cathedrals in all of Mexico, We appreciated seeing some of the interior renovation work being done on one of the altars while this church was open. Work was being done by women. Also, the plaza in front was great for people watching or waiting for the next parade to begin.
Written 22 February 2020
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Carole C
Livingston, NY12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Beautiful church with a fantastic museum of prehispanic art adjacent to it. Try to visit on weekends when there seems to be a lot of weddings. Some of these weddings are followed on the street by wedding processions composed of music, dramatic huge paper mâché figures of the bride and groom and extraordinary dancers. Not to be missed!
Written 12 March 2020
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Maurice C
Melbourne, Australia244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Well worth a visit. We have been in many churches around the world and this one would rate as one of the most beautifully decorated we have seen. Gold leaf altar, amazing tree of life roof decoration, generally spectacular interior.
Written 8 January 2020
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Katerina L
Oaxaca, Mexico18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
The beauty and grandness of this basilica always leave me in awe. The energy in this place feels special, it makes me calm and present. If you are lucky you can watch the wedding ceremony at the Basilica on Friday and Saturday nights as the doors are always open for those seeking connection
Written 11 January 2020
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Rob C
San Jose, CA2,111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
The most extravagantly beautiful church in Oaxaca and the most Iconic. Its free to enter except for one thing, its closed most of the time and the times posted on the door are, lets just say, not adhered to with swiss precision. More like, island time. So basically you have to camp out in the plaza and wait and hope that today is the day when they'll decide to open the place within half an hour of the posted time. Is it worth it? Yes!!!
Written 3 May 2021
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Rowan H
Cairns, Australia1,676 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Built between 1570 and 1608 this former Dominican monastery stands in the centre of Oaxaca. It’s free to enter but worth remembering that this is still a place of worship. Personally I found the facade the real highlight here. The Museo de las culturas de oaxaca is contained within this building and its gardens are also another tourist attraction. It only really took us about 15 minutes to admire it from the outside and have a quick look within.
Written 21 July 2022
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RusinChris
Washington DC, DC237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Wow! What an amazing cathedral. I've visited cathedrals all over Mexico and Europe, and to be honest, you get to a place where you might think you have seen it all. But then this one was something completely different. The interior design was absolutely amazing, from the 'family tree' of Jesus to the pictures of biblical stories on the ceiling. I've been to the Sistine Chapel in Rome, but this cathedral must have taken just as much work to complete as the Chapel. I suppose maybe the artists weren't as famous, but they did a great job. Truly impressive.
Written 12 March 2022
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Andrea S
Belmont, MA350 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Make sure you go to this church and spend time exploring it. Then go to the museum next door, which, although in Spanish, gives you an excellent overview of the history of Mexico. It also has fabulous views of the botanical gardens.
Written 30 January 2020
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Marijo H
Olympia, WA87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
As ornate as anything in Europe, Temple Santa Domingo de Guzeman is a must see. The intricate detail showcases the amazing skill of the craftsmen and artists of Mexico. Next to the Temple is the best museum in Oaxaca and adjacent is the Ethnobotanical Garden which is another must see. The plaza out front is a good place to watch parades and other events that seem to happen on Alcala with regularity. On the side street by the Temple is a nice lineup of craft sellers, and artists on weekends.
Written 19 February 2023
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