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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  • This Convent is popular because General San Martín rested on it in 1815. It is a national historic landmark since the Cabot Division of the army of the Andes installed its headquarters in 1816. It also retains the Capitular Hall and the gallery. The style of the building is in accordance with the colonial period, with thick adobe walls that make this place a cool and pleasant space. As if that weren't enough, also conserves some original woodwork. Formerly called cell to what we today know as bedroom and although much of the convent was destroyed in 1944 due to the earthquake, curiously the cell of St. Martin it was not compromised and is still standing. What's more: retains the original furnishings. Visiting it is like stepping back in time and imagine the General San Martín devising their plans. Weekdays you can visit free of charge. It has a new museological script. Was my comment you useful?
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  • Interesting space, although not you can reproduce exactly what it was like before the earthquake of 1944, transports you to the time of the passage of San Martín by these lands.
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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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