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Santo Domingo and the Capilla del Rosario, Puebla

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The church of Santo Domingo in Puebla is especially famed for its Capilla del Rosario (1690), an impressive sight with overwhelming Baroque decoration and lavish use of gold leaf.

History

The Iglesia de Santo Domingo was the church of a Dominican monastery (no longer active) completed in 1611. Its Capilla del Rosario was built in 1690 in honor of the Virgin of the Rosary.

What to See

The church of Santo Domingo is worth a look; its interior is lined with some impressive Baroque altars and contains a fine onyx pulpit.

But the main attraction here is the Capilla del Rosario, one of the most elaborately decorated Baroque chapels in Mexico. The walls and dome are completely coated with ornate sculpture in gold leaf and plaster, including saints, cherubs, and dancing angels. On the walls, golden vines form the frames of six paintings depicting the mysteries of the rosary.

Quick Facts on Santo Domingo and the Capilla del Rosario

Site Information
Names:Iglesia de Santo Domingo; Santo Domingo; Santo Domingo, Puebla
City:Puebla
State:Puebla
Country:Mexico
Categories:Churches; Monasteries
Faiths:Christianity; Catholic; Dominican
Styles:Baroque
Dates:1611; 1690
Status:active
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Puebla, Mexico
Coordinates:19.046737° N, 98.197984° W  (view on Google Maps)
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

Map of Santo Domingo and the Capilla del Rosario

Below is a location map and aerial view of Santo Domingo and the Capilla del Rosario. Using the buttons on the left (or the wheel on your mouse), you can zoom in for a closer look, or zoom out to get your bearings. To move around, click and drag the map with your mouse.

References

  1. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide to Mexico (2003), 152.
  2. Puebla Attractions: Churches - Frommer's Mexico

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Title:Santo Domingo and the Capilla del Rosario, Puebla
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:01/20/2010
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