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Barrio de San Antón, Santo Domingo

Barrio de San Antón - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Barrio de San Antón
Entre las avenidas Mella, Juan Isidro Pérez, Emiliano Tejera, Arzobispo Meriño y Duarte, Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicMap
+1 809 541 5652
Neighborhood: Colonial Zone

The San Antón neighborhood has its origins in the first part of the 16th century when those who worked in the rock quarries, which today is the site of the Monasterio de San Francisco, moved to the area. At one time there was a small stone hermitage and wall dedicated to Saint Anthony, the Abbot. However, these were damaged during an invasion by Sir Francis Drake in 1586 and completely destroyed by the Saint Xenon hurricane in 1930. The hermitage has been recently reconstructed as part of a government effort to revitalize the Colonial Zone.

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  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
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