The Church of San Domenico is one of the most imposing buildings in Ravenna. The church and its adjacent Dominican monastery was erected in the 13th century in the city centre, along the Padenna channel. The façade was adorned with six pointed arches, three on each side of the entrance (still visible today), that once contained sarcophagi. During the 18th century, the building was completely renewed by architect Gianbattista Contini. Inside the single-nave church there are seven chapels, three on each side of the nave and one to the left of the apse. Fragments of medieval fresco-paintings are preserved in the sacristy and in the bell tower chapel.