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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)

Santo Domingo Church, Puebla, Mexico
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This extremely ornate 17th-century chapel is part of the Santo Domingo Church.
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Santo Domingo Church, Puebla, Mexico
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Nothing can really prepare you for the opulence of this chapel it is really magnificent and the detail incredible. However, a small part of me couldn't help thinking the money would have been better spent elsewhere.

Thank Angel57
Reviewed 15 May 2017

It was a beautiful experience, it worth the one day trip from Mexico city to Puebla .The gold art around the altar was impressive and the Chapel is well maintain. It is a must see place

Thank Joselina T
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The guide insisted to bring us visiting this church before leaving Puebla, and.... we understood why when entering this 8th World Marvel. DON'T MISS IT.

Thank SwissCheez
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

This chapel is amazing, completely decorated in gold. A classic example of the rich Baroque style. One of the most beautiful in the whole country.

Thank MTorre
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The Rosary Chapel, inside Santo Domingo in Puebla, is very well worth visiting! Just the pleasure of admiring the inlaid gold work is worth it. You can spend hours admiring all the art work, while wondering if doing it today would be possible or even...More

Thank RobertoMurphy
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is one of the "don't miss" sites in Puebla, near the center of town, of course, as the church is extremely old. Pretty rococo, bring a camera. I always enjoy viewing these rather gaudy churches, although I'm not Catholic so some of the meaning...More

Thank John J
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is a very ornate church that is almost overwhelming. I suggest spending some time just sitting and looking. There is quite a bit of gold adding to the sense of awe. It's one of those places you have to experience to understand.

Thank mmcquest
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Staying at Hotel Casona de China Polano, La Rayna Talavera workshop, the tiled churches in San Francisco Chulula, dinner at La Rayna and Casona de la China Poblana, and the Museum Amparo

Thank workshopinstructor
Reviewed 10 April 2017

If you enjoy visiting Mexican churches, this chapel is one of the most ornate I've seen anywhere. Sometimes parts of it are closed so check the times that it is open.

Thank myraevans1942
Reviewed 5 April 2017

It was the most breathtaking experience in Puebla City. The chapel is completely decorated in gold filigrane and has symboilc religious details in its walls, like the "rosary" that is hidden in the decoration, but can be followed once you know it´s there. It´s a...More

Thank Tonantzin S
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What are the hours for Rosary Chapel? Is it open on Sunday?
4 September 2016|
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Response from Laura S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is open everyday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 4:30 to 6:00 PM
How do I get there using public transportation?
19 October 2015|
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Response from VeronicaLoarCa | Reviewed this property |
If your hotel is close to the Zocalo or close to the Center of the city you can walk, if you are not in the area you can take a taxi