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Ciudad Colonial in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
 

The French Embassy

Embajada de Francia

 
 
The French Embassy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2016
1. The French Embassy Marker
Inscription.  
Edificacion construida
por orden del Gobernador
Ovando a partir del 1502
Sirvio de morada
a importantes personajes
Ha servido de sede a
instituciones publicas
del estado
Tradicionalmente se
conocia como la casa
de Hernan Cortes
Restaurada por el Gobierno
Constitucional en 1978
y remodelada en 1999
por la Republica Francesa

English translation:
This building was constructed by order of Governor Ovando starting in 1502. It served as a residence for many important persons. It has been the headquarters for many public institutions. Traditionally it is known as the house of Hernán Cortés. It was restored by the Constitutional Government in 1978 and remodeled in 1999 by the government of France.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraMan-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1502.
 
Location. 18° 28.461′ N, 69° 52.968′ W. Marker is in Ciudad Colonial, Distrito Nacional, in Santo Domingo. Marker is on Calle Las Damas close to Calle El Conde
The French Embassy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2016
2. The French Embassy Marker
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, 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. Christopher Columbus' Last Residence (a few steps from this marker); Las Damas Street (within shouting distance of this marker); The House of the Rectory (within shouting distance of this marker); The Academy of Sciences Building of the Dominican Republic (within shouting distance of this marker); Pantheon of the Nation (within shouting distance of this marker); María Toledo Square (within shouting distance of this marker); House of the Lions (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Pantheon of the Nation (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad Colonial.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 13, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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Dec. 6, 2022