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Ciudad Colonial in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
 

Borgellá's Palace

Palacio de Borgellá

 

— (Antigua Casa de Diego de Herrera) —

 
Borgellá's Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 16, 2016
1. Borgellá's Palace Marker
Inscription.  
Vivienda del siglo XVI, originalmente habitada por el escribano Diego de Herrera, importante personaje de la colonia española. La galería frontal con arcos se le añade durante la ocupación haitiana de 1822 a 1844, cuando fue remodelada para Casa de Gobierno, por el gobernador haitiano Gerónimo Borgellá. En 1863 fue asiento de la Real Audiencia durante la anexión a España. Ha sido sede del Tribunal de Justicia y del Senado de la República.

English translation:
A 16th century building, originally inhabited by the scribe Diego de Herrera, an important character in the Spanish colonial period. The arched front entryway was added during the Haitian occupation of 1822-1844, when it was remodeled as the center of government by the Haitian Governor Gerónimo Borgellá. In 1863 it was the seat of the Royal Court during the annexation to Spain. It has hosted the Court and the Senate of the Republic.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsMan-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1822.
 
Location.
Borgellá's Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 16, 2016
2. Borgellá's Palace Marker
The marker is to the left of the main entrance of the Palace.
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18° 28.419′ N, 69° 53.011′ W. Marker is in Ciudad Colonial, Distrito Nacional, in Santo Domingo. Marker is on Calle Isabel la Católica close to Calle El Conde, on the right 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. Antonio Maceo (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding of the Listín Diario (within shouting distance of this marker); House of the Lions (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Academy of Sciences Building of the Dominican Republic (about 90 meters away); History of the Dominican Society of the Bibliophiles’ House (about 90 meters away); Diego Caballero House (about 90 meters away); Las Damas Street (about 90 meters away); The Bastidas House (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad Colonial.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 500 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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May. 22, 2022