The Plaza of the Priests

The Plaza of the Priests (HM1QR8)

Location: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional 10210
Country: Dominican Republic

N 18° 28.36', W 69° 53.026'

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La Plazoleta de los Curas

La llamada Plazoleta de los Curas es el recinto abierto de la antigua Claustra o claustro de la misma Catedral, trazada en 1541 por el Reverendísimo Licenciado Don Alonso de Fuenmayor, obispo de esta Diócesis Primada, Presidente a la vez de nuestra Real Audiencia y Chancillería, y luego primer arzobispo del Arzobispado de Santo Domingo.En su entorno fueron construidas algunas viviendas para uso de los ilustres Miembros del Excelentísimo Cabildo Eclesiástico. Fue utilizada como cementerio y restaurado en el año de 1969.Tres Arquillos tenía la Plazoleta de los Curas, cuyas rejas respectivas se abrian cada mañana, al amanecer, y se cerraban al atardecer del crepúsculo de cada día.Uno daba hacia la calle de la fortaleza que, desdichadamente, desapareció no ha mucho tiempo. De los dos que aún Subsisten, abrían el camino para ir los canónigos y racioneros que habitaban en dicha Plazoleta a ocupar sus cátedras en el Colegio Mayor de Hernando de Gorjón o a refrescarse en un paseo vespertino por la Alameda cercana al mar.English translation:The so-called Plaza of the Priests is the open grounds of the old cloister of the nearby Cathedral, laid out in 1541 by the Reverend Alonso de Fuenmayor, bishop of the Primatial Diocese and President of our Royal Court and Chancery, and later the first archbishop of the Archdiocese of Santo Domingo. In the same area houses were built that were used by the distinguished members of the Ecclesiastical Council. It was also used as a cemetery and renovated in 1969. The Plaza of the Priests originally had three small arched entryways, whose respective gates were opened each morning at sunrise and closed at sunset daily. The arch facing the street to the fortress, unfortunately, has disappeared not long ago. Of the two that still remain, they were used by the priests who lived in the small square to take their places at the University of Hernando de Gorjón or to cool off on an afternoon walk along the road near the sea.
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HM NumberHM1QR8
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Date Added Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19Q E 406691 N 2042708
Decimal Degrees18.47266667, -69.88376667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 18° 28.36', W 69° 53.026'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds18° 28' 21.6" N, 69° 53' 1.56" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Callejón de los Curas, Santo Domingo Distrito Nacional 10210, DO
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