Santuario de San Marting de Porres

A pilgrimage sight for the world's Catholics, El Santuario de San Martin de Porres (Sanctuary of Saint Martin of Porres) is named after and dedicated to the New World's first black saint. The sanctuary is actually a church made completely from stone; making this shrine a unique experience for all.


The church has a very unique and basic appearance to it. Being a saint of the poor, Saint Martin de Porres and his fellow clergymen lived a basic life in poverty, and the church shows it. Nonetheless, it is still grand and inspiring in its own right, and is unlike any church or building you will see.

Staying Close

Santuario de San Marting de Porres is located in a nice area within the Dominican Republic, meaning travelers to this region of the Dominican Republic will have easy access to this monument during their visit. You can expect little traffic surrounding this monument, especially as there is such a modest selection of hotel rooms in the vicinity.

Hotels near Santuario de San Marting de Porres
Hotel Type Island Distance Direction
Hotel Caribani Hotel Hispaniola -- --

Location and What's Nearby

If you work up an appetite viewing this monument, you're in luck, since you'll find a great concentration of local dining spots in the general vicinity. Cafeteraa La Ruta is a wonderful restaurant to satisfy your hunger on your way to checking out the monument, and is the most convenient option for visitors to it. Pollo Rey Bani and Comedor Lucelis are a couple other refreshment choices nearby. At Comedor Lucelis you will want to eat some Latin American dishes and experience the flavors of the Dominican Republic.


Operating Hours

The sanctuary is open all year round, though its big day is November 3. In the Catholic calendar, this day is the Feast of San Martin de Porres, and mass will be held on the sanctuary's patio.

Contact Information

Location: The Eastern side of the Dominican Republic, Hispaniola


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