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Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
 

The Old Archbishop's Palace

 
 
The Old Archbishop's Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
1. The Old Archbishop's Palace Marker
Inscription.
Vestigios del Antiguo Palacio Arzobispal, construido en el primer tercio del siglo XVI. Fue la residencia del Jefe de la Iglesia Dominicana desde entonces hasta 1933. Sus recintos albergaron conspicuas figuras como la de los arzobispos Davila, Padilla, Rodriguez, Portillo, Cocchia, Merino y Nouel. Sirvio de albergue provisional de tropas y en sus patios se lidiaron toros. También estuvo el Colegio Dominicano de la Salle.

English translation:
Vestiges of the Old Archbishop's Palace, built in the first third of the 16th century. It was the residence of the Head of the Dominican Church from then until 1933. Its premises housed conspicuous figures such as that of Archbishops Dávila, Padilla, Rodríguez, Portillo, Cocchia, Merino and Nouel. It served as a temporary shelter for troops and bullfights were often held in its yards. The Dominican School of La Salle was also here.

 
Location. 18° 28.287′ N, 69° 53.055′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional. Marker is on Calle Arzobispo Meriño just north of Calle Arzobispo Portes, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional 10210, Dominican Republic.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
The Old Archbishop's Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
2. The Old Archbishop's Palace Marker
The marker can be seen here mounted to a wall of what was once part of the Archbishops's Palace. At the time of this photo the property houses a parking garage.
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cristóbal de Llerena (within shouting distance of this marker); Francisco X. Billini (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Juan Pablo Duarte (about 120 meters away); The Royal and Pontifical University Santo Tomás de Aquino (about 120 meters away); Cathedral of Santo Domingo, First of the Americas (about 150 meters away); The Plaza of the Priests (about 150 meters away); Julia de Burgos (about 150 meters away); The Church and Convent of Santa Clara (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santo Domingo.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial EraMan-Made Features
 
A statue of Cristóbal de las Casas at The Old Archbishop's Palace image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
3. A statue of Cristóbal de las Casas at The Old Archbishop's Palace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 31, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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