San Carlos Convent, San Lorenzo

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4.7/5 based on 70 reviews on the web
The San Carlos Convent is located in San Lorenzo, Santa Fe, in Argentina. The battle of San Lorenzo was fought next to it, and both the convent itself and the battlefield are National Historic Monuments of Argentina.HistoryWhen the jesuits were removed from the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, the franciscan friars moved to the chapel at San Miguel del Carcarañal. In 1790 they sought to establish another one more distant from the Parana river, and governor Félix Aldao gave them the current location. In that year they built the chapel, a well, a house for the monk appointed to it and a shed for the laborers. The shed was expanded in 1792, and the chapel was fenced. The friars finally moved to it in 1796.Manuel Belgrano visited it in 1811, in his return from the Paraguay campaign, and the chapel helped him the following year to build the "Independencia" and "Libertad" batteries at modern Rosario. José de San Martín followed a royalist ship navigating the Parana, and hid his troops inside the convent. The ship landed near the chapel, attempting to pillage it, but San Martín madea surprise attack and defeated them at the Battle of San Lorenzo. The chapel was used after the battle to give medical treatment to the injured soldiers. The chapel was also the site where Belgrano, Estanislao López and Francisco Ramírez signed an armistice in 1819.
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  • Who has not come to the convent of San Carlos and of the glory field, does not know the site of the single combat of Gral. San Martín in lands River plate...
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  • If you andás by the city of San Lorenzo don't enter the convent, historic place, where was St. Martin, just in front of the field of glory (battle of San Lorenzo) of the famous March of San Lorenzo.
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  • It really thrilled to know that the place was part of the beginning of our independence, while we find a little careless convent and with no one to provide information. A pity that the field of glory does not have many historical references.
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  • Poor sargento Cabral who defended the life of our great dream of San Martin, this is the cemetery at the Church in the field of war:)
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  • our Argentine soil historical place a pride
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  • It is a place of glory for our country
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  • muak and muak
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  • Vamos Argentina ♡ Vamos leo messi ♡.
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