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Plaza de Santo Domingo

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Address: Republica de Cuba y Republica de Brasil, Mexico City 06060, Mexico

The plaza's "place of scribes," where specialists in reading and...

The plaza's "place of scribes," where specialists in reading and writing have gathered for centuries, evokes the spirit of yesteryear.

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A pretty square with huge church!

Another delightful square with a big church, this time at one end of the square with several stalls selling trinkets and street food. The church was lovely.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 April 2016
Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
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Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We were fortunate to be able to stay in an old monastery dating from the 1600's. It is now an apartment building with 2 rental units. It shared an old courtyard with the Church that is the central attraction of the Plaza de Santo Domingo. Nearby is the Education building that houses a large number of murals by Diego Rivera.... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

You could spend weeks walking thru Mexico City's "centro". This is a nice square with the church on one side. The old "Inquisition Place" on the front which is now part of the National University School of Medicine. One block down you'll find "Hosteria de Santo Domingo" the oldest restaurant in the city with excellent "old" mexican dishes that you... More 

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Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Another delightful square with a big church, this time at one end of the square with several stalls selling trinkets and street food. The church was lovely.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

A very nice plaza that reminded me of Europe. Much smaller than the nearby Zocalo it features colonial buildings, a church, a fountain and some print shops. The church is lovely and worth visiting and the Secretaria de Education building alongside the plaza features frescoes by Diego Rivera. The plaza lacks restaurants but there is a nice little cafe tucked... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

The church is lovely and very old, you can go inside and enjoy, but the other super interesting point in this part of the city is that next corner is the SEP building and inside you can find 3 foors completly cover with Diego Rivera's murals!!

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Arcata, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

As a former printer, I felt like I was on a busman’s holiday. The arcade along the front of the building facing the plaza was host to a dozen or so small hand printing presses. More printers abounded in the first floor of the building and throughout the surrounding area. I was on my way down to Guatemala for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2015

I always make it a point to visit this lovely, peaceful square when visiting Mexico City. I have had business cards made here for myself and friends as they offer darling card stock with printed scrollwork - unique.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

Passed through here today on my last day proper of my trip. I was staying in the Hotel Garibaldi and got somewhat waylayed when looking for the main square. Approaching this square are lots of subsiding buildings and old fashioned vendors. Busy bustling streets with old and new posters for Lucha Libre events. The square itself has clearly once been... More 

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Plattsburgh, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

The Plaza is one of my favorite spots in the city. As plazas go, it is fairly quiet and a great place to find a bench and relax after a visit to the Ministy of Education to see 120 Diego Rivera murals that he completed between 1923-1928. The public entrance to the Ministry is right on the plaza. At the... More 

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Mexico City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

Its location is behind the cathedral and el zocalo, its not so clean, but its sourrunding architecture is amazing

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The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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