Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen

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Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen information

Santo Domingo , Dominican Republic
cnr Sánchez & Arzobispo Nouel
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Since 1596 this church has served as a hospital, a jail and an inn, but is now famous for its carved-mahogany figure of Jesus, which is worshipped every Holy Wednesday during Easter Week. The small church, originally made of stone, was set aflame by Drake in 1586 and was rebuilt using bricks. During colonial times its small square was used to stage comedies.