Saint Dominic (Santo Domingo), Oaxaca, Oaxaca, 16th century with 17th and 18th century additions
The monastery of Santo Domingo, situated in the city of Oaxaca, is one of the few urban monasteries from the sixteenth century still in tact. Construction started in the 1550s, but the slow pace of building and a devastating earthquake in 1603 meant that the monastery was not occupied until 1610. Construction on the church continued another 50 years. An elaborate Baroque rosary chapel was added to the south side of the church in the early 18th century.