Santo Domingo Church


  • CATEGORY: Interest places
  • PHONES: (55) 5526 8713

REVIEW

The church of Santo Domingo is a Baroque church of the eighteenth century. It is all that remains of what was an important monastery of the Order of Santo Domingo in Mexico City. Located in the historical downtown, at the Plaza 23 de Mayo, and facing the north side of the Plaza de Santo Domingo, very near the cathedral. The construction of a small and simple temple which began shortly after the conquest of the city, around 1527, with completion around 1530. It was rebuilt for the first time between 1556 and1571, to extend the premises of the convent. This second church was severely damaged during a flood in the city, and it was decided to rebuild it, in a lavish Baroque style made with pink stone and walls of volcanic rock, designed by Pedro de Arrieta, during the first half of the eighteenth century, when it took its present form. In the late eighteenth century changes were made in the interior  with neoclassical  decorations.

ADDRESS

Plaza de Santo Domingo s/n ., esquina con ., Col. Centro (Área 2), C.P. 6010, México, Ciudad de México

PRICES

Entrada libre.

SERVICIOS

Lavatories | General Hall

CONTACT

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Tel. (55) 5526 8713
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