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Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
 

The Church of Our Lady of Carmen

 
 
The Church of Our Lady of Carmen Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
1. The Church of Our Lady of Carmen Marker
Inscription.
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Su construcción data de 1615 y fue ampliada en 1729. Las rejas con el escudo carmelita que se observan en los volúmenes de las capillas, son consideradas las más antiguas de la colonia, probablemente del siglo XVII. Está ligada al culto de Jesús Nazareno.

English translation:
The Church of Our Lady of Carmen
Its construction dates from 1615 and it was enlarged in 1729. The bars with the Carmelite coat of arms that can be seen in the volumes of the chapels are considered the oldest in the colony, probably from the 17th century. The church is linked to the adoration of Jesus the Nazarene.
 
Erected by Ministerio de Cultura.
 
Location. 18° 28.286′ N, 69° 53.33′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional. Marker is on Calle Arzobispo Nouel just west of Calle Sánchez, on the left when traveling west. 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. La Trinitaria Secret Society (a few steps from this marker); Chapel of the San Andrés Hospital (about 150 meters
The Church of Our Lady of Carmen Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
2. The Church of Our Lady of Carmen Marker
The marker is to the right of the church's main entrance. An example of the "bars with the Carmelite coat of arms" can be seen to the left of the entrance covering the window.
away, measured in a direct line); The Church and Convent of Regina Angelorum (about 180 meters away); The St. Thomas Aquinas Academy (about 210 meters away); Luisa Ozema Pellerano de Henríquez (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); President Coronel Francisco Alberto Caamaño (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Francisco del Rosario Sánchez (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); a different marker also named Francisco del Rosario Sánchez (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santo Domingo.
 
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A nearby statue at The Church of Our Lady of Carmen image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
3. A nearby statue at The Church of Our Lady of Carmen
The statue's inscription reads: Padre Gaspar Hernandez (1738-1858)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 1, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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