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Convento de Santo Domingo, San Juan
(3.6/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
Though at first glance an unassuming convent, Convento de Santo Domingo boasts historical significance thanks to its ties to General Jose de San Martin--one of the leaders of South America's struggle for independence from the Spanish empire. San Martin stayed in one of the rooms in the convent during his visit to San Juan. Today you can survey the still-intact furniture in his room, adding an extra layer of history to your visit. Take the excellent guided tour and learn about the 1944 earthquake, which destroyed much of the building but left San Martin's quarters uncompromised. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Convento de Santo Domingo and many more San Juan attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's San Juan trip generator.
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TripAdvisor
  • Located in the historic downtown, the convent of Santo Domingo is the only Apple that kept intact since its construction, since has withstood earthquakes in the foot. There you can visit the historical "cell" (place where rested) San Martin and articles of the period can be seen.
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  • those who likes to know the history, this convent was the gral san martin hosted, a guide tells you the story and you know the cell where he slept the general
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  • In this convent, which was transformed into barracks for a time, rested San Martin before the crossing of andes. There are part of the original site and a video really well achieved, where they tell all the crossing of andes. Guided tour not recommend for anything: too short, informative, and boring.
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  • Historical place to visit it. There is the cell of St. Martin. There are visits guided very interesting.
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