"Fray Montesinos" Zona Colonial - Old Town Tip by mikey_e
Zona Colonial - Old Town, Santo Domingo: 22 reviews and 52 photos
Fray Montesinos was a 16th century Spanish priest who railed against the Taíno genocide - ostensibly commited by the same troops who made the preaching of Catholicism in the Caribbean possible. The large statue of the Fray easily evokes the man's passion for his cause, as Montesinos was supposedly sculpted such that his wild hair would evoke his rage against injustice. Although the purpose of the monument is not qidely publicized, it is hard not to be awed for a moment at the massive statue that overlooks the Caribbean Sea.
Directions: West of Arzobispo Merino and Malecón
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