Church of Santa Clara Convent, Santo Domingo

Visit the historical Santa Clara’s Church on your way through the capital city of the Dominican Republic.

Church of Santa Clara Convent, Santo Domingo
Church of Santa Clara Convent
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The Church of Santa Clara Convent was built by Don Rodrigo Pimentel in 1550. It was first dedicated to Santa Ana, but when its construction finished, the nuns from Santa Clara where already in the island so they gave it to them. The nuns lived there in seclusion until 1796, when they moved to Cuba.

Later on, in 1873, the building was restored and inhabited by the Sisters of Charity of Cardenal Sancha, who founded the Colegio Santa Clara School, still running nowadays.

The building has a single nave with a 17th century coffered vault above the presbytery. On the north and west facades there are located two simple vestibules and a buttress.

It is very close to the Primada de America Cathedral and the Larimar Museum, in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo.

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At the corner between Padre Billini and Isabel la Católica streets. Colonial City. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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