Hello, welcome, today I will talk about an emblem of Oaxaca, the church of Santo Domingo de Guzman.

Oaxaca, as well as almost all of Mexico, was conquered by the Spaniards, so now most of the population also professes the same faith as they did, the Christianity of the Catholic Church.

Being here the Spaniards built their houses, their shopping places, their haciendas and of course their CHURCHES.

Photo by:Douglas Favero Photography. TEMPLE OF SANTO DOMINGO DE GUZMÁN

The Dominicans were the ones who ordered the construction of the church, and the current ex-convent, and it is of baroque style.


The church of Santo Domingo de Guzman together with others had a set of tunnels that connected them?


The Dominicans began to build this church, with the convent (present museum) and patio (present ethnobotanical garden) possibly in the year 1551 and it was inaugurated before it was finished.

It is built with quarry and other materials, inside has gilded and fine carpentry and blacksmith work, also in the towers has blue and white mosaics.

Photo by: Douglas Favero Photography. Top part of Santo Domingo de Guzmán Church.


If you are catholic you can visit it by going to mass, but if you are not catholic, you can hire a guide to explain the place to you.

But to answer the question, when you come to Oaxaca, you can’t miss this amazing church and see inside how magnificent it is.

This church is also famous to take pictures and take a souvenir of this emblem of the city of Oaxaca.

I hope you liked this post, you can leave in the comments what else you would like to know about the city, and please share the blog.

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