Church of the Regina Angelorum Convent

Visit the amazing Church of the Regina Angelorum Convent, the first church of nuns in Dominican Republic.

Church of the Regina Angelorum Convent, Dominican Republic
Church of the Regina Angelorum Convent
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The Regina Angelorum Church is well-known for being the first Dominican construction for nuns, dating back to 1564.

Regina Angelorum Church, Santo Domingo
Regina Angelorum Church, Santo Domingo
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The church has a Gothic design, with a simple facade in grey stone. It has three pointed arches of which the one in the center holds the main door while the lateral ones are blind. On the right side, a bell-gable houses the two bells of the temple and, above the door, an altar of stones remains empty after the assaults of 1586 by the English pirate Francis Drake. Oral tradition has it that in this altar there was a virgin covered in gold and valued jewels, which is the reason why the pirate was interested on it.

In its interior, a single nave remains covered in ribbed arches holded by stone buttresses in Gothic-Elizabethan style. A dome formed by four skylights represents the moment of the beginning of the Baroque period. You’ll be able to contemplate the front of the main altar in embossed silver with a decoration of grids with rose windows, and two wooden altarpieces in Baroque style.

Moreover, you’ can stare at the chorus, holded by huge wooden beams, as well as the balustrade made of crossed wood pieces in Mudejar style, that provided the cloistered nuns with their needed privacy.  

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At the corner between Padre Billini and José Reyes streets. Colonial City. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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