Capilla de la Tercera Orden Dominica

Capilla de la Tercera Orden Dominica

Capilla de la Tercera Orden Dominica / Chapel of the Third Dominican Order

The Capilla de la Tercera Orden Dominica was constructed around 1514, originally part of the Iglesia y Convento de la Orden Dominica Entre la Capilla y la Iglesia, it is now home to Casa de la Juventud.

The front of the Capilla de la Tercera Orden Dominica

The Original Chapel

Constructed around 1514 this building was originally part of the Convento e Iglesia de los Padres Dominicos. It was the home of the Tercera Orden Dominica. The original building was first constructed of wood while the desired bricks and building materials were collected.

Interior of the Capilla de la Tercera Orden Dominico
Interior of the Capilla de la Tercera Orden Dominico

The First University In The New World

Eugenio María de Hostos founded the Escuela de Maestros Normalistas. The School of Normalist Teachers (for baccalaureate)was one of the great educational advances of the country. This university is part of the many “firsts” in Dominican Republic.

Side view of the Capilla de la Tercera Orden Dominico
Side view of the Capilla de la Tercera Orden Dominico

The chapel is topped with a bell tower and for decades was home to the municipal library.

The Capilla de la Tercera Orden Dominico
The Capilla de la Tercera Orden Dominico on Calle Padre Billini

Casa de la Juventud

The building is now home to the Casa de la Juventud / House of the Young Youth Ministry. The youth program is run by Father Luis Rosario and there are many youth and fun activities held here now.
The chapel is also a favorite spot for film makers to set up their home base.

Plaza Capilla de la Tercera Orden Dominica Panorama
Plaza Capilla de la Tercera Orden Dominica Panorama

There is a beautiful and peaceful garden behind the Chapel that is sometimes open where one can sit and relax.

Capilla de la Tercera Orden Dominica
Capilla de la Tercera Orden Dominica with the Iglesia de los Padres Dominicos in the distance.

Location:

Walking on Calle el Conde turn south on Hostos or Duarte. Go 2 blocks. In front of Parque Duarte on Calle Padre Billini is the Iglesia de los Padres Dominicos (left) and Chapel (right) with a small plaza separating them.

The back of the Capilla de la Tercera Orden Dominica at a small plaza at night

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