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Convento de Santo Domingo, San Juan

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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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  • I went to the convent of Santo Domingo. You are rehabilitating, among common by a door. I I imagined that it fell by a church, but not. You pay 20 pesos and if sos jubilado10. Tours are every hour. Wait in the garden until the time came. The guide had a tablet, and explain some things and we showed the tablet, where there was a representation of what happened with San Martin. Very interesting, fairly explained and then we went to the cell where he was San Martín. Cell (not prison) cell because it was a monk room. There thought as form the army of the andes. Were the campaigns in the courtyard that was Headquarters after, and an of those campaigns repico the day 9 of July of 1816 warning that already were free.
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  • The convent is is located partly Central of the city and in where is retains it cell where rested the Gral San Martin when visited said place before undertake the crossing of them Andes, is a visit guided and accompanied by videos short, reflecting them moments lived by San Martin in its stay. It cost is of the entrance is a bonus contribution of $20 and is enters momentarily by the College that this connected by parts that is performed.
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  • The convent of Santo Domingo is an old construction of thick adobe walls and roofs of cane and mud that are preserved only the Chapter House, the cell where rested General San Martín in 1815 before the crossing of the Andes and the gallery. The rest of the convent was destroyed by the earthquake of the year 1944. To visit the place must be paid an entry of $10 which includes guided tour and a very educational video about the crossing of the Andes. Also you can see some old olive trees and carob in the courtyard bass who supuetamente Libertador rested. The cell where San Martin rested was declared a national historic landmark.
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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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