Iglesia de Santo Domingo

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Iglesia de Santo Domingo information

Tunja , Colombia
Carrera 11 No 19-55
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The nondescript exterior of the mid-16th-century Iglesia de Santo Domingo hides one of the most richly decorated interiors in Colombia. To the left as you enter is the large Capilla del Rosario, dubbed La Capilla Sixtina del Arte Neogranadino (Sistine Chapel of New Granada's Art). Decorated by Fray Pedro Bedón from Quito, the chapel is exuberantly rich in wonderful, gilded woodcarving – a magnificent example of Hispano-American baroque art.