Antonio de Montesinos Monument

Donated to the Dominican Republic in 1982 by Mexico, the monument honors the friar Antonio de Montesinos, a main who stood up to the common imperial practices on the Taino, speaking out against the Spanish in 1511. Unfortunately, his bravery did not succeed in sparing the natives, as by the 1600's (just over a decade after the first landing) only a few families remained.


Visitors will explore the temple like monument, and head to the central feature, a plaque, with some of the words of Antonio from his sermon against the subjugation of the natives. Head outside and you will see the statue of the friar, calling out against the practices of his time.

Staying Close

Downtown Santo Domingo is a good option for those wishing to visit Antonio de Montesinos Monument, because those staying in this region of the Dominican Republic will be excited to have easy monument access during their visit. There is a sufficient collection of hotels in the district near this attraction.

Hotels near Antonio de Montesinos Monument
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Casas del XVI Hotel 0.2 mi. (1.2 km) NW
Casa Dona Elvira B & B 0.2 mi. (0.3 km) NW
Mercure Comercial Santo Domingo Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.1 km) N
Tierra Plana Hostel 0.3 mi. (0.0 km) N
Hotel Palacio Hotel 0.4 mi. (0.1 km) N
Hotel Conde De Penalba Hotel 0.4 mi. (0.1 km) N
Hodelpa Caribe Colonial Hotel 0.4 mi. (0.2 km) N

Location and What's Nearby

There are many dining options to choose from in the neighborhood immediately near the monument. Crudo Restaurant, which dishes out vegetarian food, is also the most convenient dining option from this site. Also near Antonio de Montesinos Monument you'll have options like Nexus Bar and La Briciola where you and your party might test out Italian cuisine and experience the culture of the Dominican Republic.


Contact Information

Location: downtown Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic


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