This famous religious structure in the heart of Oaxaca attracts tourists and travelers to its quiet courtyards, holy cloisters and peaceful altars. Founded in the late 1500s by the Dominican Order, Santo Domingo de Guzman is now home to the Cultural Center of Oaxaca.
Visitors can wander through halls lined with pre-Columbian artifacts like ancient tombs and handmade crafts. Well-kept gardens and impeccable interiors offer visitors a taste of religious life of the past. Be sure to check out the ornate ceilings inside the chapel, as well as the brilliant white open-air cloister hallways with stunning arches.
Travelers can enter the church and the museum across the street from the main plaza, about a half a kilometer north of Alameda.