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Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
 

The Church and Convent of Santa Clara

 
 
The Church and Convent of Santa Clara Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
1. The Church and Convent of Santa Clara Marker
Inscription.


Iglesia y Convento de Santa Clara
Edificado en 1522 por Don Rodrigo Pimentel, cuyo escudo de armas ostenta la puerta principal de la iglesia. Sirvió de asilo y claustro a las monjas Clarisas.

English translation:
The Church and Convent of Santa Clara
Built in 1522 by Rodrigo Pimentel, whose coat of arms graces the principal entryway to the church. It served as asylum and cloister of the Poor Clare nuns.

 
Erected by Ministerio de Cultura.
 
Location. 18° 28.341′ N, 69° 52.984′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional. Marker is on Calle Padre Billini just east of Calle Isabel la Católica, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Plaza of the Priests (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Founding of the Listín Diario (about 90 meters away); Diego Caballero House (about 90 meters away); Calle de las Damas (about 120 meters away); The Fortress of Santo Domingo (about 120 meters away); Francisco X. Billini
The Church and Convent of Santa Clara Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
2. The Church and Convent of Santa Clara Marker
The marker can be seen here along the northern facade of the church and convent. Above the entryway seen here is a small bust of Saint Claire (Santa Clara). The heavily weathered Pimentel coat of arms mentioned in the marker appears on the door's lintel.
(about 120 meters away); Arturo Pellerano Castro (about 120 meters away); Julia de Burgos (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santo Domingo.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionColonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 12, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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