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The Royal and Pontifical University Santo Tomás de Aquino

 
 
The Royal and Pontifical University Santo Tomás de Aquino Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 16, 2016
1. The Royal and Pontifical University Santo Tomás de Aquino Marker
Inscription.
En este mismo lugar, en el año 1538 fue instalada, mediante la bula “In Apostolatus Culmine” La Real y Pontificia Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, primera luz de la ciencia en el nuevo mundo.
Su continuadora, la Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, faro de la juventud y del porvenir dominicanos, se inclina ante su propia tradición.
1538 - 1968

English translation:
In this place in 1538 was installed, through the Papal Bull “In Apostolatus Culmine”, the Royal and Pontifical University Santo Tomás de Aquino, the first light of science in the New World.
It was followed by the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, lighthouse for the youth and the future of Dominicans, which bows before its own tradition.
1538 - 1968
 
Erected 1968.
 
Location. 18° 28.278′ N, 69° 53.125′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional. Marker can be reached from Calle Padre Billini just from Calle Macoris. Touch for map. The marker is on the front entrance to the Dominican Convent (Convento de los Dominicanos). 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. Juan Pablo Duarte (within shouting distance
The Royal and Pontifical University Santo Tomás de Aquino Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 16, 2016
2. The Royal and Pontifical University Santo Tomás de Aquino Marker
of this marker); Francisco del Rosario Sánchez (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The St. Thomas Aquinas Academy (about 180 meters away); Cathedral of Santo Domingo, First of the Americas (about 180 meters away); The Church and Convent of Regina Angelorum (about 180 meters away); Japanese Immigration to the Dominican Republic (about 210 meters away); Spanish Refugees of 1939 (about 210 meters away); Pope John Paul II's 1979 Visit to Santo Domingo (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santo Domingo.
 
Categories. Colonial EraEducation
 
The Royal and Pontifical University Santo Tomás de Aquino Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 16, 2016
3. The Royal and Pontifical University Santo Tomás de Aquino Marker
Over the main entrance is an inscription which reads: Imperial conv. edificado por el Emperador Carlos V. Año de 1517. Del que aviendose destruido 4 tramos que eran de viga lo reedifico. El R PP. Red Gen.l F. Jph Hern.s Castel.los siendo AC P. A 1746

English translation: Imperial convent built by Emperor Carlos V in 1517. After four parts made from logs were destroyed it was rebuilt by the Reverend Father General Friar Joseph Hernández Castellanos as Prior, 1746
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 8, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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