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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)

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Address: Santo Domingo Church, Puebla, Mexico
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08:00 - 14:45
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Hours:
Mon 08:00 - 14:45
Tue - Fri 08:00 - 12:45
14:30 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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This extremely ornate 17th-century chapel is part of the Santo Domingo...

This extremely ornate 17th-century chapel is part of the Santo Domingo Church.

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beautiful and peaceful

It is a beautiful and peaceful place with lots of painting and architecture and the extensive use of gold foils is amazing.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a beautiful and peaceful place with lots of painting and architecture and the extensive use of gold foils is amazing.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly amazing baroque handicraft. A marvel of local artisanship in devotional art. Well worth the visit

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It looks a little plain on the outside but once inside, the visual treats just keep coming. The baroque style, statues, paintings and use of light are truly incredible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you have only a few minutes, walk in and make the turn left towards the front of the church to be in awe by the overwhelming decorations of the chapel!

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Osaka, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of gold, nice looking chapel but it's not worth extra effort. 5 min does it justice but if you've seen other nice looking chapels before you would not be awed.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This chapel truly rivals that of any we have seen in Europe. An absolute must see when visiting this beautiful colonial city of Puebla.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The finest example of the Baroque in the western hemisphere. The best time to come here is when the sun is setting because when it comes through the rotunda windows, it bathes everything in the chapel in a stunning, golden glow you'll never see any other time of day. Stick around until about 6:00 PM, and they turn on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was one of the most amazing visited places while being in Puebla. I would say it's a hidden pearl of the old town. The chapel is small, but gorgeous with extravagant interior. It was really worth to see even personally I'm not kind of person visiting churches :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chapell, inside the non too shabby Church of Santo Domingo, is a masterpiece of Mexican Baroque, with its intricate, gold leaf covered carvings and frescoes. The church was built between 1571 and 1611 and the chapel shortly afterwards, and it is no wonder it took them 40 years. Interestingly, this is part of a still working monastery and you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site is a must see while in Puebla ... truly a beautifully kept gilded treasure. No flash photos of course, however, the light from the chapel will reflect on the gold and illuminate your photos in some glorious ways. Check the hours so that you can get inside the chapel itself, sit awhile to take it all in.

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