Templo de Santo Domingo, Cartagena

4.5
A historically significant place of worship, Templo de Santo Domingo, housed Dominican friars until the 19th century. The church displays a distinctly rustic colonial architecture, its chipped orange facade counterbalancing the look of the plaza that stands before it. Inside, the decoration is simple and authentic, with gravestones laid on the floor and a deep blue dome over the main alter. The stone arches of the central nave show off the architect's skills and carry their age rather well. Arrange to visit Templo de Santo Domingo and other attractions in Cartagena using our Cartagena trip planning app.
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  • Beautiful old church well worth checking out. I love how different churches are all over the world. Free entry and you only need about 15-30 minutes to check the whole place out  more »
  • This church has changed little since the colonial days and is the oldest church in the city and was built to resist invaders  more »
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  • The layout of the church is spacious. Even if it's antique it is very bright and joyful. The piped-in music was soothing and the people were all enthusiastic. The plaza in front and the total ambience makes you feel like you are in Europe
  • Nice location

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