Convento de Santo Domingo
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Convento de Santo Domingo information
Built in 1623 by the Diaguita under the direction of Dominican friars, this is Argentina’s oldest monastery. The date appears in the carved algarrobo door frame, also the work of Diaguita artists. There's a museum of religious art alongside.