Plaza Bartolomé de las Casas

Plaza Bartolomé de las Casas

Plaza Bartolomé de las Casas is a beautiful gated park in the center of the Colonial Zone. The plaza is surrounded by trees and flowers, and the statue of Las Casas is in the center of it all. This well-maintained plaza is a wonderful place to sit and relax.

Plaza Bartolomé de las Casas, Colonial Zone, Dominican Republic.
Plaza Bartolomé de las Casas located in the Colonial Zone.

This Plaza is named after Friar / Frey Bartolomé de las Casas. He was known as the Royal Protector of the Indians. Las Casas was a very respected person in colonial times. His home, built in the mid 1600s, was located where the plaza is now.

Plaza Bartolomé de las Casas in the Zona Colonial is surrounded by a gated fence.
Plaza Bartolomé de las Casas in the Zona Colonial is surrounded by a gated fence.

Surrounded by a wall and fence, this nice little plaza has many well cared for plants and trees. There is even a mango tree where, if you are lucky, you can pick a nice fresh mango in season. 

Plaza Bartolome de las Casas Feria Artesanal
Plaza Bartolome de las Casas Feria Artesanal

There are many concerts and special events held in the plaza. It was once the home to the Feria Artesanal where artists would set up their booths and sell their craft and handmade items.

Plaza Bartolomé de las Casas is a beautiful small plaza.
Plaza Bartolomé de las Casas is a beautiful small plaza.

The grand modern statue of Fray Bartolomé Las Casas in the center of the park was created by Juan de Vaquero.

The statue of Bartolomé de las Casas located in the Plaza in the Colonial Zone.
The statue of Bartolomé de las Casas located in the Plaza.

Read the history of Fray Bartolomé Las Casas.

Location:

Walking from Calle el Conde turn onto Hostos going south toward the sea. Past Parque Duarte to Padre Billini on the left behind a gated wall.

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