|1670s . 1680s in architecture . 1690s|
Buildings and structures
- Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice, designed by Baldassare Longhena in 1631, is dedicated.
- Sobieski Royal Chapel in Gdańsk, designed by Tylman van Gameren, is completed.
- Old Ship Church Puritan meeting house in Hingham, Massachusetts, which will become the oldest church building in continuous ecclesiastical use in the United States, is erected.
- Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar in Zaragoza, Aragon, is begun to the design of Francisco Herrera the Younger (completed 1754).
- Abingdon County Hall in Oxfordshire, England, designed by Christopher Kempster, is completed.
- Tom Tower at Christ Church, Oxford, England, designed by Christopher Wren, is completed.
- College of Matrons in Salisbury, England, probably designed by Christopher Wren, is built.
- Khan al-Wazir in Aleppo is completed.
- The Old Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, probably designed by the mason Thomas Wood, is opened, the first purpose-built university museum (the modern day Museum of the History of Science).
- Ragley Hall in Warwickshire, England, designed by Robert Hooke, is completed.
- Château de Dampierre in France, designed by Jules Hardouin Mansart, is completed.
- Église Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin (Paris), designed by Pierre Bullet, is consecrated.
- The Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin, Ireland, designed by William Robinson, is completed as a home for retired soldiers.
- The Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles in France, designed by Jules Hardouin Mansart, is completed.
- The Château de Marly in the Marly-le-Roi commune is completed for Louis XIV.
- The Canal de l'Eure with its notable aqueduct, designed by the military engineer Lieutenant Général Vauban to serve Versailles for Louis XIV, is begun; work is abandoned about 1690.
- Middle Temple gateway, Fleet Street, London, designed by Roger North, is completed.
- The original Kaohsiung Confucius Temple is built.
- Ishak Pasha Palace in eastern Anatolia is begun.
- Windsor Guildhall in Berkshire, England, designed by Sir Thomas Fitz (or Fiddes), is completed by Christopher Wren.
- Bieliński Palace in Otwock Wielki, Poland, designed by Tylman van Gameren, is completed.
- Lubomirski bathing pavilion at Łazienki Palace, Warsaw, Poland, designed by Tylman van Gameren, is completed.
- 1682: October 27 – The city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded by William Penn, laid out on a grid pattern.
- 1689: May – William Talman appointed Comptroller of the King's Works in England.
- 1683 – Thomas Ripley, English architect (died 1758)
- c. 1685 – William Kent, English architect and designer (died 1745)
- 1687: January 27? – Balthasar Neumann, German architect (died 1753)
- 1689: October – William Adam, Scottish architect (died 1748)
- 1680: November 28 – Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Italian sculptor and architect (born 1598)
- 1682: February 18 – Baldassare Longhena, Venetian Baroque architect (born 1598)
- 1688: October 9 – Claude Perrault, French architect (born 1613)