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

Those wishing to visit Puerta De La Misericordia may choose to book their trip in downtown Santo Domingo, since guests staying in this region of the Dominican Republic will have easy site access throughout their trip. If you'd like to book your stay near this historical site, you'll find a moderate selection of hotel rooms in the neighborhood.

Hotels near Puerta De La Misericordia
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Napolitano Hotel And Casino 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 InterContinetal 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

If the time you spend at the historic site leaves your stomach stomach growling, don't fret -- you're going to find a wide variety of local restaurants in this general area. Napolitano's Terrace, which sells International meals, is also the closest restaurant to this site. It's only around a few hundred yards away from this site's location, so stop in and peruse the menu. Erdinger Biergarten and El Rey de Falafel are some of the additional restaurant options close to Puerta De La Misericordia . At El Rey de Falafel you may eat some Mediterranean fare and experience the flavors of the Dominican Republic.


Contact Information

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


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