Live Webcam Santo Domingo Church, Oaxaca City

Live webcam shows Santo Domingo Church in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico.


Oaxaca, also known as Oaxaca City (Spanish: Oaxaca de Juarez), serves as the capital and largest city of the Oaxaca state in southern Mexico. Spanning an area of 85.48 square kilometers (33.00 square miles) and it has a population of approximately 270,955 residents. Situated in the Valley of Oaxaca amidst the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains, the city rests at an elevation of 1,557 meters above sea level. Positioned equidistantly between the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, Oaxaca City is located 460 kilometers south of Mexico City.

In 1987, Oaxaca City, along with the nearby archaeological site of Monte Alban, earned UNESCO World Heritage Site status. The city is renowned for its numerous historic buildings and architectural landmarks.

Oaxaca City experiences a tropical savanna climate, characterized by a dry season from December to April and a wet season from May to November.

One prominent architectural gem in the historic center of Oaxaca City is the Santo Domingo Church, also known as the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary (Spanish: Santuario Nacional de Nuestra Señora del Santísimo Rosario). Built in the baroque style, this church has a storied history, with construction spanning two centuries from the 16th to the 18th century.

The church also housed a monastery from 1608 to 1857. Since 1972, the Santo Domingo Church has been home to the Santo Domingo Cultural Center, renowned for its rich collection of archaeological artifacts and cultural treasures from the state of Oaxaca.