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. Use our San Juan online trip itinerary builder to add Convento de Santo Domingo and other attractions to your San Juan vacation plans.
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  • Currently completely empty cell, so now you can only see its walls and ceiling in the interior of the convent Santo Domingo is the cell (room) that occupied the Gral. San Martín in 1815, ceded by the prior of the Dominicans so prepare the liberation campaign to Chile and the Alto Peru. Unfortunately in 2007 the National Commission of monuments and historical places removed from the cell all the elements that have not been present during the visit of San Martín in 1815 and made a new museological script for visitors. This set off a conflict with the San Association removed all historical objects that exposed in the cell, which were transferred to the mountain Infantry Regiment No. 22, located in the province of San Juan. was I helpful?
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  • Here it stayed General San Martin in the year 1815, the same address is Laprida 57 West, boasts a small museum
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  • In this convent San Martin is host to organize the army that it would cross the Cordillera de los Andes by San Juan province heading to seek the independence of Chile... it is exciting that the cell or room where slept San Martín and meeting room remain standing when the entire city of San Juan was destroyed by an earthquake.
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  • To review the history of the San epic!
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  • Historical place to visit it. There is the cell of St. Martin. There are very interesting guided visits.
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  • San Martín cell and meeting room of illustrious men (San Martín, Laprida, of slashing and Fray gold)
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