Parish Church and Former Dominican ConventParroquia y Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán
This is one of the most beautiful churches in the Magical Neighborhood of Mixcoac, within the neoclassical style.
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To one side of Plaza Jáuregui stands this convent complex whose origins can be traced back to 1595, by hand of the Franciscans. By 1608 it was handed over to the Dominicans. Its atrium is one of the city’s most beautiful and well looked after, it boasts extensive gardens that can only be visited during the weekends or when religious acts are celebrated.
The church still boasts its original architectural details. Make sure to notice the large coffers that form its ceiling, the door with three arches, the pilgrim’s portal and the cloisters. Inside, look out for the Nuestra Señora del Rayo chapel and its golden baroque altarpieces.
You must put aside some time also to see the paintings of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Divine Providence; and the Stations of the Cross with life-size images: La Dolorosa, a Christ, and Saint John.
On festival days, the 8th of August and the 12th of December, the place is filled with food stalls, there’s a fair and even fireworks.Location
Parroquia Santo Domingo de Guzman, Canova, Colonia Insurgentes Mixcoac, Mexico City, CDMX, MexicoSee map
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