Templo Santo Domingo de Guzman


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Published: October 7th 2014
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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán is located at Pino Suárez & Guerrero. In addition to the church, dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, there’s a beautiful chapel dedicated to the Virgin of the Rosary. This was the headquarters for the Dominican missionary operations in the Sierra Gorda.

Saint Dominic (Spanish: Santo Domingo), aka Dominic de Guzmán and Domingo Félix de Guzmán (1170 – 1221), was a Spanish priest who founded the Dominican Order. Dominic is the patron saint of astronomers. More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Dominic

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The main entrance, I think.


The other entrance which leads to the Rosary chapel, I think. Both entrances face the front courtyard. The adjoining ex-monastery was attached on the left. I'm not sure what it's used for now.


The church/monastery complex was founded in 1692 & construction completed in 1697.
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CHURCH INTERIOR

The beautiful dome.


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ROSARY CHAPEL

Ceiling & dome



Side altars



Main altar


Closeup


Choir loft
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COLUMBARIUM

A columbarium is a wall with honeycomb niches for urns filled with cremated remains. Most often found outside in cemeteries. Sometimes found inside of churches.



8th October 2014

Another fine glimpse into Mexican culture.
I never cease to be amazed how the missionaries created such fine examples of architecture using the untrained talents of the local population. A very nice article and photos – thanks for sharing it with the world.
29th October 2014

another great article
Thanks for sharing this magnificent temple with us.

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