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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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Historic church in San Cristobal de las Casas

I visited this church (two churches actually) twice, once attending their 7am mass. There is a museum of Santo Domingo but we were not able to attend that—which would have given... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this church (two churches actually) twice, once attending their 7am mass. There is a museum of Santo Domingo but we were not able to attend that—which would have given more of the history and significance of the church and its role in the community. A local teacher told me that Santo Domingo and Iglesia de Caridad were built... More 

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

what can one say that has not been already stated about this amazing church. it's style is unique in mexico a classic. go and be sure to visit the front and the side altars inside of the church.

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in San Cristobal make this one of your stops. So much gold decoration! A beautiful church. Behind is a museum in a beautifully restored monestry. Loved the Textile exhibition.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely an interesting place to visit. Just one of the many churches and cathedrals in the city. Nothing extraordinary

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting church surrounded by open market. Great for people watching. Colors and bustle of activity are draws. In church sit quietly and be touched by the devout who come in - often with whole family in tow- to pray. Touching to say the least

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They were cleaning the doors when we visited this church. The intricate workmanship in the interior is amazing to see. When they completely finish cleaning and refurbishing, it will be quite a beautiful sight to see.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a nice church, richly decorated on the inside. It is next to a huge market so after some shopping you can visit the church

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Religion is gold. All the Church is covered by a gold paint, It shows that religion is important for Mexicans, whether they are Indios or mestizos. The baroque facade is of extraordinary beauty.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Despite being a bit Chruch jaded the elaborate carvings on the outside as well as the statues, paintings and the wooden carved panelling (all in gold paint!) all make this stand out from the average church. The local indigenous craft market surrounds this and this gives you two reasons to come here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

There are alot of churches and cathederals in Mexico and this is another unspectacular one of them. It is not a particularly attractive building on the outside in part because of its location. Its great wooden doors are its greatest exterior asset. On the inside it is typically ornate with polished dark wood and marble. It has the same dusty... More 

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