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

You may enjoy staying in Zona Colonial if you plan on visiting Ruinas Monasterio De San Francisco , since travelers to this region of the Dominican Republic will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. If you wish to book your stay within easy reach of this historical site, there are a good selection of lodgings to choose from nearby.

Hotels near Ruinas Monasterio De San Francisco
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Antiguo Hotel Europa Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.4 km) E
Hostal Nomandas Hostel 0.1 mi. (0.3 km) S
Sofitel Frances Santo Domingo Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) SSE
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

Location and What's Nearby

You certainly won't go hungry if you're spending time near this historical site; there is a concentration of local restaurants within traveling distance. Harry's Bar And Restaurant is a wonderful restaurant to have a bite to eat on your way to visiting Ruinas Monasterio De San Francisco , and will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. It is just around a couple hundred yards from this landmark, so stop by and try something off the menu. Pate Palo and Costelao La Churrasqueria are some of the additional food and drink options near Ruinas Monasterio De San Francisco where you will be able to give your taste buds a treat and enjoy the Dominican Republic scene.


Operating Hours

The opening and closing hours for Ruinas Monasterio De San Francisco are not readily available, meaning your group's best option is calling ahead to make sure the institution is up and running during the time you have plans to visit.


Show up at this attraction ready to pay the price of admission, which your group can nail down by phoning before you leave.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (809) 687-4722

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


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