Santo Cerro

A place of legend in the Dominican Republic, Santo Cerro is said to be the site of an apparition of the Virgin Mary. According to the story, Christopher Columbus was leading an army against the native Taino. When he placed a large cross into the ground on a hill, the Virgin Mary appeared behind it, scaring the natives and leading to their defeat.


The site is part of a church that visitors are free to explore. Guest will be able to enjoy the various art and architecture inside the church, as well as see the preserved hole where the cross was placed.

Staying Close

Consider staying in Santo Cerro if you plan on visiting Santo Cerro, as travelers to this part of the Dominican Republic will be excited to have convenient access to the historical site during their time there. With only a few accommodations in the neighborhood surrounding this historical site, only a little tourist movement might be predicted.

Hotels near Santo Cerro
Hotel Type Island Distance Direction
Hotel Familiar San Pedro Hotel -- 3.8 mi. (1.1 km) S

Location and What's Nearby

This area is, however appealing to golfers, who often enjoy Jarabacoa Club in the neighborhood around this historical site.


Contact Information

Location: North of La Vega, Santo Cerro, the Dominican Republic


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