Monasterio De San Francisco - Santo Domingo
The Monastery of Saint Francis was built on a hill overlooking the entrance to the city by Alsonso de Espinar and Rodrigo de Liendo in 1556. The lovely "plateresque" doorway features the cordon of Saint Francis carved in stone around the order's coat of arms. The chapel of the third order is the best example of Spanish architecture in Santo Domingo; it appears to have been built in the 18th century. In 1885, Francisco X Billini converted the building into a lunatic asylum, and in modern times it has been abandoned.
Centro de la Imagen (Image Center) is an art gallery and museum located in the colonial city of Santo...
This is a view of the colonial sewer of the city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
The Alcázar de Colón, or Columbus Alcazar, located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is the oldes...
The Museum of Royal Houses (Museo de las Casas Reales), is one of the Cultural Monuments of Dominican...
This Jesuit church, dating back to the 18th century, was designated the National Pantheon in 1956 and...
The Christopher Columbus residence in Santo Domingo is one of the oldest objects of the Colonial Worl...
Escalera interior del Alcazar de Colón en la Ciudad Colonial de Santo Domingo
Now a museum, Las Casas Reales used to serve as the home for the representative of the king of Spain.
Park in front of the Catedral Primada de America (First Cathedral of America)
The Dominican Republic is a nation on the island of Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The western third of the island is occupied by the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands, along with Saint Martin, that are shared by two countries. Both by area and population, the Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation (after Cuba), with 48,442 square kilometres (18,704 sq mi) and an estimated 10 million people.