Puerta De La Misericordia

La Puerta de la Misericordia, translated as the Gate of Mercy, is named after the role this gate has played in many natural disasters. Injured and displaced would often gather here for help. Later, in 1844, Ramon Matias Mella would fire the shots that declared the nation's independence from Haiti.


Once part of the stone wall that protected Santo Domingo, the gate is marked by the archway and golden metal gates.

Staying Close

Downtown Santo Domingo is a good option for those wishing to visit Puerta De La Misericordia , since those staying in this part of the Dominican Republic will be excited to have convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. If you'd like to book your stay close to this historical site, there are a reasonable number of places to stay in the area.

Hotels near Puerta De La Misericordia
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Hotel Napolitano Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.3 km) SW
Casa Dona Elvira B & B 0.3 mi. (0.3 km) NE
Casas del XVI Hotel 0.3 mi. (1.2 km) NE
Mercure Comercial Santo Domingo Hotel 0.4 mi. (0.1 km) NE
Hotel Palacio Hotel 0.5 mi. (0.1 km) NE
Crowne Plaza Santo Domingo Resort 0.5 mi. (0.7 km) SW
Tierra Plana Hostel 0.5 mi. (0.0 km) NE

Location and What's Nearby

And, one of the most exciting possibilities while spending some time exploring the area could be sharing food at a restaurant within traveling distance of this historical site. Napolitano's Terrace, which offers International dishes, is very close-by, making it a great option for patrons here. It is maybe about a few hundred yards away from this site's location, so grab a table and enjoy a meal. Also near Puerta De La Misericordia you and your group will come across eateries like Erdinger Biergarten and El Rey de Falafel where you and your group will be able to try a bit of Mediterranean cuisine and enjoy the culture of the Dominican Republic.


Contact Information

Location: Palo Hincado Street, downtown Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic


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