Ruinas Monasterio De San Francisco

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These ruins once made up the first monastery of the New World. Built for the Franciscans in 1504, it was partially destroyed and rebuilt several times in its history. In 1809, the monastery collapsed, and the stones reused by the Haitians during their occupation. Officially marking the end of the building as a religious institution.


Visitors are welcomed to explore the renovated monastery, and explore the halls of orange stone in this impressive structure.

Staying Close

Zona Colonial is a good option for those wishing to visit Ruinas Monasterio De San Francisco , since guests staying in this part of the Dominican Republic will be pleased to have easy site access during their visit. If you wish to find a place close to this historical site, you'll enjoy a good selection of hotel rooms in the neighborhood.

Hotels near Ruinas Monasterio De San Francisco
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Antiguo Hotel Europa Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.4 km) E
Bettye's Galleria Guesthouse Guest house 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) SE
Hotel Conde De Penalba Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.1 km) SSE
Hotel Palacio Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.1 km) S
Hostal Nicolas De Ovando Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.3 km) SE
Tierra Plana Hostel 0.2 mi. (0.0 km) S
Hodelpa Caribe Colonial Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) SE

Location and What's Nearby

Active vacationers will additionally be charmed by the region because of the opportunities for outdoor options. Historic site guests looking to follow-up with a few holes of golf will surely enjoy heading over to nearby Isabel Villas Golf. Uneventful days can also be filled with time at Montesinos Beach, the most close-by beach. However, while these options may be the most convenient to access, you'll still have access to a variety of similar beach and golf options. Guests will encounter multiple indoor places to visit in this general area. There are a pair of spots worth checking out -Museo Mundo De Ambar and Ambasa- which are both found rather close to the historic site.


Operating Hours

Call their number in advance for their operating hours.


Arrive at this institution ready to hand over the total cost of admission, which you can figure out by calling ahead.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (809) 687-4722

Location: Calle Hostos at Calle Emiliano, Zona Colonial, the Dominican Republic


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