Santo Domingo was the first city conquered by Christopher Columbus when he arrived to the New World and from where he carried out various expeditions.
The Dominican Republic was founded as a colony of Spain, but it was only under its domain until the French arrived in 1605 and left a great stamp on the island. They settled in the northwest part of La Española from where they manage to get the Spanish colony of Santo Domingo.
On December 5, 1492 Christopher Columbus founded on the island La Española (what is today Haiti and Dominica Republic) the first European colony in the New World. In this way, the Spanish colonization of America begins, the domination would continue until the nineteenth century when the Spanish American independence occurs.
A photo reveals time and introduces us to the characters of an era that was painted black and white. The absence of rainbow colors at the beginning of this guardian wonder of memories let us to imagination when dressing them with other tones.
Columbus lighthouse was inaugurated and consecrated by Pope John Paul II during the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the “Discovery of America”
The University of Santo Domingo was founded on October 28, 1538 by papal bull In Apostolatus Culmine, issued by Pope Paul III, turning it into the first institution of higher education in America.
The ‘bonds’ joining Spain with the Dominican Republic. The history of the Dominican Republic talks about an island that became the first city of the New World.
In 1821, La Española reached its independence from the Spanish Crown in a peaceful way, with amicable transactions. This period is known in history as the Ephemeral Independence, since soon after, the Haitian army, lead by Jean-Pierre Boyer, invaded the Dominican territory, occupying the country for 22 years.