Church of Santo Domingo in Santiago,Chile

Church of Santo Domingo in Santiago Chile.

Church of Santo Domingo in Santiago Chile.

The church of Santo Domingo is located in downtown Santiago, it was Declared National Monument in 1951. In 1747 the first stone is placed. The church is work of the architect Juan de los Santos Vasconcellos. The church was inaugurated in 1771. Later, during years 1795 and 1796, the architect Joaquin Toesca followed its construction. In 1879, after a fire its interior was modified; the walls were stuccoed. After a new fire, in 1963, the church was recovered, eliminating stuccos, which gave back its original architectonic purity. The beauty of this temple relies on is in its simplicity of lines and the height of the two towers of brick of Bavarian baroque style.

It occupies almost the whole block. Thursdays is open all day long. Hundreds of parishioners go to make their offers or to say the Virgin of Pompeya, whose image occupies the central altar.

Masses the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday to 8 and 11:30 hours, Thursday to 8, 11:30 and 19:30 hours, Saturday to 11:30 hours and Sundays and festive days at 9 and 11:30 hours.