Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, Oaxaca

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Visit Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, a prime example of New Spanish Baroque architecture dating back to the 16th century. Built during a period of over 200 years, the church has had quite a turbulent history, having suffered from earthquakes throughout the centuries. On the facade, which is flanked by two bell towers, find a statue of Santo Domingo de Guzman, who founded the Dominican order. Inside, there you can appreciate the liberal use of gold all throughout, which creates a warm atmosphere when candles are lit during evening mass. Use our Oaxaca trip maker site to visit Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman on your trip to Oaxaca, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Impressive !!!! Beautiful!!! Very nice. Excellent experience just being there. So much to see on walls and ceiling. 
    Impressive !!!! Beautiful!!! Very nice. Excellent experience just being there. So much to see on walls and ceiling.  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
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  • An iconic part of Oaxaca. So much history, food, life and culture surrounds this church. If you come to Oaxaca you must visit. Also be sure to check out the garden behind the church. A very nice place to sit and be still. And on hot days it stays nice and cool as well.
  • Beautiful! Definitely need to visit. We hired Veronica Guzman as our guide and translator and she was MAGNIFICENT! She took us on a 5 hour walking tour of the city that included the cathedral and many hidden treasurers! She is Amazing!

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