San Carlos Convent, San Lorenzo

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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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  • I feel that I have moved in time my whole being, living the glory of the baptism of fire of the grenadiers
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  • The historical Museum of the convent San Carlos is revisited by the history somewhere. Associated with the origins of the population of the region and the very process of evangelization by Franciscan monks in addition the significance given to the site by choosing it San Martín as a strategic waiting with his regiment of grenadiers on horseback. This waiting, immortalized in the verses of the March of San Lorenzo "behind walls, deaf noise, hear is let horses and steel" makes it must-see who will the footsteps of San feat. Opposite the convent takes the form of the historical battle of San Lorenzo: baptism of fire of the grenadiers and unique episode of the San epic on Argentine territory. Its refectory developed in improvised hospital for them injured, its cemetery, all is a present living of it history American. Visited by tourists from all the continent does not have unfortunately the structure and the diffusion that deserves.
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  • It's really exciting to see the commitment to the conservation of the objects that we bear witness to a very important moment in the history of argentina.
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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 ♡.