TEMPLO DE SANTO DOMINGO1
TEMPLO DE SANTO DOMINGO1

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The magnificent temple was built in 1571.

The architect Francisco de Becerra, who was also in charge of the Puebla Cathedral, initially participated in its construction.

Its gray quarry facade reflects a pure classicist style. It consists of three levels and three narrow intercalated sections. The first level features two Tuscan columns, while the second level has two pairs of plain columns framing a square window. At the top of the facade, there is a marble statue of Santo Domingo.

The interior has a Latin cross plan with side chapels. The striking Baroque decoration of its large vaults in different designs is noteworthy. The magnificent golden altarpieces in the Salomonic Baroque style are also of interest.

However, the most extraordinary feature of the temple is the Chapel of the Virgen del Rosario, which was called the eighth wonder of the world at the time of its construction and remains one of the city's greatest treasures to this day.

The convent complex includes two chapels on the exterior: the Mixtecos Chapel and the Third Order Chapel.

The former convent's main entrance, with its magnificent facade representing Puebla's Baroque style, ceased to be part of the convent after the Reform Laws and currently houses the José Luis Bello y Zetina Museum.

Location

Av. 5 de Mayo, Centro Histórico, Puebla de Zaragoza, Pue.

 

Templo de Santo Domingo

A UNESCO WORD HERITAGE SITE, ENCHANTING COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE AND TANTALIZING CUISINE

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