San Francisco Monastery Ruins (Ruinas del Monasterio de San Francisco)

Calle Juan Isidro Perez
Santo Domingo, 99 - Map It

AAA Editor Notes

San Francisco Monastery Ruins (Ruinas del Monasterio de San Francisco) are on a hilltop n. of Ave. Mercedes at Calle Hostos in the Colonial Zone. The Franciscan monastery was thought to be the first in the Americas. Construction began around 1508, but a series of natural disasters, followed by Sir Francis Drake's 1586 rampage, thwarted its completion.
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Hours: Daily dawn-dusk.