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Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
 

Calle de las Damas

The Ladies’ Street

 
 
Calle de las Damas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
1. Calle de las Damas Marker
Inscription.

Calle de las Damas, primera trazada en esta antigua ciudad de Santo Domingo, Primada de América, por el año de 1502. Fue llamada así, según la tradición, por haber residido en ella las damas del cortejo de la virreina doña María de Toledo. Aquí se labraron las primeras casas de piedra para personajes principales y conquistadores. Se le ha conocido también como Calle de la Fortaleza, de la Fuerza, de la Capitanía, de los Jesuitas, del Reloj, del Arsenal y de Colón.

“Por el cauce de piedra de tu senda
pasaron, constelados por la fama,
Cuatro siglos de historia y de leyenda”

English translation:
Calle de las Damas (or The Ladies’ Street), the first street in this ancient city of Santo Domingo, First City of the Americas, in 1502. It was named, according to tradition, for having resided in it the ladies of the court of the viceroy María de Toledo. Here the first stone houses were built for important townspeople and conquerors. It has also been known as Street of the Fortress, of the Force, of the Captaincy, of the Jesuits, of the Clock, of the Arsenal and Columbus Street.

"By the stone channel of your path
passed, enlightened by fame,
Four centuries of history and legend"
 
Location. 18° 
Calle de las Damas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
2. Calle de las Damas Marker
28.395′ N, 69° 52.957′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional. Marker is at the intersection of Calle Las Damas and Calle Alfau, on the left when traveling north on Calle Las Damas. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional 10210, Dominican Republic.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fortress of Santo Domingo (a few steps from this marker); Diego Caballero House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bastidas House (within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Dominican Society of the Bibliophiles’ House (within shouting distance of this marker); Gonzálo Fernández de Oviedo (within shouting distance of this marker); House of the Lions (within shouting distance of this marker); The Academy of Sciences Building of the Dominican Republic (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding of the Listín Diario (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santo Domingo.
 
Categories. Colonial EraMan-Made FeaturesRoads & Vehicles
 
Additional street signs near the Calle de las Damas marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
3. Additional street signs near the Calle de las Damas marker
Further illustrating the multiple names that a street can have in Santo Domingo, this nearby street is known as either Calle Pellerano Alfau or Calle de los Nichos (Street of the Niches).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 30, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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