Ruinas del Hospital San Nicolás de Bari, Santo Domingo
(3.8/5 based on 15 reviews on the web)
Ruinas del Hospital San Nicolás de Bari is located in Santo Domingo. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Santo Domingo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ruinas del Hospital San Nicolás de Bari and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • My admiration is not so much by the beauty of the ruins (well-maintained) but by its meaning since it was the first hospital in America (must have been impressive). I thought it was a breakthrough for health care of Indians.
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  • Built in 1508 and destroyed by earthquake latter and not rebuilt. Interesting site with lots of ruins, easy walk around to see the area. Quite large with 2 floors, our guide gave a lot of information ...  more »
  • The hospital was built in the beginning of the fifteenth century, it was the first hospital in the new world! Now unfortunately from the only picturesque ruins. Waded back through the parking lot nearby, trawled a bit without encountering a single person, only lots of pigeons.
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  • One of the treasures of the city, requires some maintaining
  • Muy sucio y basura mucho
  • Dominican Republic culture
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  • I was here to explore the small ruins and take a few pictures. I recommend you make pictures at sunset, before sunlight is lost. Excellent!
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  • The Hospital San Nicolás de Bari was the first hospital in America. It was built in 1503 in Santo Domingo de Guzman, capital of Hispaniola, current Dominican Republic. It was founded by Nicolás de Ovando, who was then Governor of the island. Along with the Cathedral of Santa Maria the younger, founded in 1512 and the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (founded in 1538) is one of the three first fruits of the new world in the island of Santo Domingo, which has made the Dominican Colonial zone has been declared World Heritage site by UNESCO. In principle consisted of three ships, of which the first and the last they were dedicated to the care of the sick and the central was a chapel. Already to 1552, the Governor ended the construction, however, the recurrent hurricanes and quakes typical of the island swept with the construction, of which today only ruins remain, visited by tourists.
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