Rosary ChapelCapilla del Rosario
A world-class architectural treasure.
Seen from outside, the Church of Santo Domingo looks like an austere building, adorned by a single saint and a pair of dogs (of the Dominican Order). Nevertheless, inside this church you’ll find a 17th-century jewel: the Capilla del Rosario, a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary. With its gold stucco and gold leaf coatings, this example of New Spanish baroque architecture will leave you with your mouth agape.
From the chapel atrium, you can see the wonderful baroque altarpieces. The main one is notable for being the work of the master Pedro Maldonado. In the middle, you’ll see the marble image of St. Dominic, while in the dome you can see depicted Grace, accompanied by the gifts of the Holy Spirit and a group of 16 Dominican saints.
Cinco de Mayo, Downtown
Monday to Sunday, 8 am to 2 pm and 4:30 pm to 8 pm
On his first visit to Mexico, Pope John Paul II visited this wonderful chapel. After seeing it, he made it a point to declare it the “reliquary of the Americas.”
Capilla del Rosario, Victoria del 5 de Mayo, Centro, Puebla, Pue., MéxicoSee map