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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 Temple

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

Reviewed 29 January 2017
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Monterrey, Mexico
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

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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Assemini, Italy
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
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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Chiapas, Mexico
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Yes it has a pretty facade and looks quite nice at night and spending 15 minutes inside, depending on the individual, is interesting but the main attraction in the artisans surrounding the church. Spend some time there checking out the stalls of the artisans.

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Sechelt, Canada
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

The Santo Domingo Church is very old but is not overly decorated nor outstanding. I don't know what all the fuss is about. There are more attractive churches in Mexico City and Oaxaca.

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

Great respite from the bustling craft market located outside the church. The church itself has beautiful gold leaf carvings and an impressive pulpit carved out of a single tree.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

this church has lots of sculptures without hands and heads on purpose due to the relief of locals...

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Reviewed 11 December 2016

Interesting local church in the heart of San Cristobal. The facade is very intricate and it makes for a nice trip as situated in the central market in San Cristobal

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Reviewed 10 December 2016

Yes unfortunately too many shops around hide this beautiful building , my favorite church in the city...if you are there on Sunday try to be there by noon when crowds are leaving the church , beautifully dressed (some) and with flowers and so...Inside is also very interesting..old wooden panels on the walls...very dramatic expressive altars and local people lighting the... More 

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