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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  • July 31, 2017
    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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  • July 17, 2017
    It is interesting to those who like to find add on our history, an innovative use of technology in addition to presenting travel
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  • June 24, 2017
    It is the part of the convent who resisted earthquakes, and is an incredible beauty, if one starts to think that there the Liberator probably prepared his crossing the Andes, can travel through the history. Simple but great and exciting. The visit is carried out with a guide and costs only $20. The only detail that clashes is given by the system's audio and video playback and modern chairs of pipe placed in the Chapterhouse. Means that it has not retained nor own period furniture has been able to play, but if it is empty, the room would look more appropriate to a visit to a historic site.
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  • January 27, 2017
    To review the history of the San epic!
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  • August 2, 2016
    Historical place to visit it. There is the cell of St. Martin. There are very interesting guided visits.
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  • February 18, 2017
    San Martín cell and meeting room of illustrious men (San Martín, Laprida, of slashing and Fray gold)
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