Ciudad Colonial in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
Church of Las Mercedes
Iglesia conventual construida entre 1527 y 1555, cuya autoría se le atribuye al maestro Rodrigo de Liendo. Fue intervenida por el maestro Pedro Portillo en 1653 y por Pedro de la Rosa en 1917. Su restuaración se inició en 1968 y continuó en 1972. Posee la única arcada gótica en América. En el siglo XVI vivió Tirso de Molina, creador del personaje Don Juan Tenorio. La Virgen de la Mercedes es la patrona de la República Dominicana.
Church of las Mercedes
Conventual church built between 1527 and 1555, whose authorship is attributed to the master Rodrigo de Liendo. It was intervened by the master Pedro Portillo in 1653 and by Pedro de la Rosa in 1917. Its restoration began in 1968 and continued in 1972. It has the only Gothic arcade in America. In the sixteenth century lived Tirso de Molina here, creator of the character Don Juan Tenorio. The Virgen de la Mercedes is the patron saint of the Dominican Republic.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music Churches & Religion • Colonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1527.
Location. 18° 28.428′ N, 69° 53.305′ W. Marker is in Ciudad Colonial, Distrito Nacional, in Santo Domingo. Marker is on Calle Mercedes just west of Calle José Reyes, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad Colonial, Distrito Nacional 10211, Dominican Republic. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Church of Saint Michael (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Chapel of the Hospital of Saint Lazarus (about 180 meters away); Spanish Refugees of 1939 (about 210 meters away); La Trinitaria Secret Society (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Luisa Ozema Pellerano de Henríquez (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Church of Our Lady of Carmen (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Dominican Resistance to the US Invasion of 1965 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); House and Museum El Beaterio (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad Colonial.
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