Dominican Republic

Text and postcard courtesy of Stefanie de Pimentel and Academia de las Culturas Internacionales.

Colonial Heritage - Hospital San Nicolás de Bari:

The oldest hospital in America founded at the beginning of the 16th century.  Built in three phases between 1503 – 1551, it had a capacity for 60 people.  By 1821, the hospital had become a ruin.


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