This historic church is one of the oldest remaining Domenican churches in the city of Santiago. Built in 1747, Santo Domingo Church is the fourth site erected here, since major earthquakes destroyed earlier buildings meant to house the congregation. Its impressive gray bell towers and classic façade were designed by Juan de los Santos Vasconcellos and it has become a staple of the Santiago city skyline. The church was declared a national monument in 1951. Travelers can arrive for Mass, or wander the halls and observe the altars of this breathtaking religious structure with an ornate interior. It’s the perfect to participate in quiet contemplation, prayer or silent reflection before returning to the bustling streets to tour the city.
The church is located at the corner of Santo Domingo Street and 21 de Mayo Street. The church is open to the public all day Thursdays and masses take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.