Ciudad Colonial in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
María Toledo Square
En su corte llegaron mujeres de alta cuna del Reino de Castilla. Impuso el lujo de los ropajes femeninos, joyas y tocados hasta entonces nunca usados en America y prohibidos expresamente por la Corona. Al lograr la Virreina un permiso especial para tales usos, se convirtió en el personaje central de la sociedad colonial que pretendía replicar las costumbres aristocráticas de la corte en el Nuevo Mundo. De acuerdo a las crónicas, defendió con vehemencia a los taínos del maltrato de los españoles. Doña Maria gozó de una prominente posición de influencia y poder dentro del círculo más importante de la Colonia y sobre su propio esposo.
Con la misma ferocidad que defendió a los nativos, lucho
La Plaza María de Toledo nos recuerda a la más importante figura femenina de la oligarquía española del Siglo XVI en la Hispaniola.
In her court came women of high birth of the Kingdom of Castile. She imposed the luxury of feminine clothing, jewels and headdresses that had previously never been used in America and expressly forbidden by the crown. When the Viceroy obtained a special permit for such uses, she became the central character of colonial society, which sought to replicate the aristocratic customs of laurel in the New World. According to the chronicles, she vehemently defended the tainos of the mistreatment of the Spaniards. Madam María enjoyed a prominent position of influence and power within the most important circle of the Colony and even over her own husband.
The Plaza María de Toledo reminds us of the most important female figure of the Spanish oligarchy of the 16th century in Hispaniola.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Women.
Location. 18° 28.495′ N, 69° 52.974′ W. Marker is in Ciudad Colonial, Distrito Nacional, in Santo Domingo. Marker is on Calle Las Damas just north of Calle Padre Billini, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad Colonial, Distrito Nacional 10210, Dominican Republic. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pantheon of the Nation (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Pantheon of the Nation (a few steps from this marker); The Dávila House (within shouting distance of this marker); Christopher Columbus' Last Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); House of the Jesuits (within shouting distance of this marker); The French Embassy (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapel of Our Lady of the Remedies (within shouting distance of this marker); Las Damas Street (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad Colonial.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 28, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 4, 5. submitted on March 29, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.