Puerta de la Misericordia
Puerta del Conde
This gate is named for the Count of Peñalba, Bernardo de Meneses y Bracamonte, who led the successful defense of Santo Domingo against...
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen
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Iglesia de la Regina Angelorum
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Cafeteria La Tostada
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Puerta de la Misericordia information
This gate was erected during the 16th century, and for many decades served as the main western entrance to the city. It obtained its name after a major earthquake in 1842, when a large tent was erected beside it to provide temporary shelter for the homeless.