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Santo Domingo de Guzmán [temple and convent] Oaxaca Mx

Temple and Ex convent Santo Domingo de Guzmán. Example of Novohispana baroque architecture in Oaxaca, accompanied by a former convent of Gothic and Renaissance style. The main front is made with quarry from the region, the interior is considered baroque style for the exuberant decoration, resulting in a Mexican baroque style.


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How to get

Location
From the zocalo in the city of Oaxaca de Juárez, walk five blocks on Macedonio Alcalá Street, you will see the temple on your right side.
Location: Macedonio Alcalá Street between Berriozabal and A Gurrión streets.

About of

Destination | attraction
Temlo and Ex convent Santo Domingo de Guzmán
Country
Mexico
State
Oaxaca
Municipality
Oaxaca de Juárez

 

Meaning of the name
It is called “Domingo de Guzmán Garcés”, who founded the “Dominican” order of preachers.

 

Description
The main front is made with quarry from the region, the interior is considered baroque style for the exuberant decoration, that is why the interior decoration is considered Mexican baroque.

 

History
It was built between the 16th and 17th century, occupying 40 thousand square meters, being one of the largest and most important viceroyal constructions in Mexico.
When beginning the independence of Mexico the building was evicted to be occupied by the armed forces.
It was closed to the Catholic cult in the year 1866 and reopened in 1902 however the Mexican army continued occupying parts of the convent.
In the year 1993 it recovered completely destinándose definitively for cultural and religious purposes.

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