Santo Domingo Church
History and museums
The Santo Domingo Church (Spanish: Iglesia de Santo Domingo) is a Domenican church in the historical downtown of Santiago de Chile. It is located at the corner of Santo Domingo Street and 21 de Mayo Street. The main body of the church is built in ashlar masonry. The bell towers are constructed of clay brick masonry covered with stucco.
The present structure is the fourth church built on the same site to house the Dominican congregation in Santiago. Earthquakes in 1595, 1647, and 1730 destroyed the early churches.
The fourth church began to be constructed in 1747 under the design of architect Juan de los Santos Vasconcellos. Joaquín Toesca worked on its construction between 1795 and 1796.