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Oaxaca Sights

Iglesia de Santo Domingo

  • Macedonio Alcalá at Adolfo Gurrión Map It
  • Centro Histórico
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 01/23/2015

Fodor's Review

With a 17th-century facade framed by two domed bell towers and an interior that's an energetic profusion of white and real gold leaf (typical of the Mexican baroque style), Santo Domingo is Oaxaca's most brilliantly decorated church. The interior of the dome is adorned with more than 100 medallions depicting various martyrs. Saturdays are usually wedding days. Pass by to see the wedding in process and the traditional dancing afterwards. Look up at the ceiling just inside the front door to see a gilded rendering of the family tree of Santo Domingo. If you stop by as the sun sets in the afternoon, the light playing on the ceiling is the best show in town.

Sight Information

Address:

Plaza Santa Domingo, Macedonio Alcalá at Adolfo Gurrión, Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, 68000, Mexico

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Phone:

951-516–3720

Sight Details:

  • Mon.–Sat. 7–1 and 4–7:30, Sun. 7–1 and 4–7

Updated 01/23/2015

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