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National Songs and Pledge Of Dominican Republic

The National and Patriotic Songs and Pledges of the Dominican Republic.

These patriotic songs and pledges are a very important part of the Dominica culture. Patriotism is embedded in the heart of the people and they are very proud of their national heritage.

Quisqueyanos Valientes/ Valiant Men of Quisqueya | Himno a la Bandera/ Song to the Flag | Pledge to the Flag

The National Anthem of Dominican Republic/ El Himno Nacional de la República Dominicana

The song Quisqueyanos Valientes was written in 1883 with the collaborate efforts of poet Emilio Prud’Homme with music by José Reyes. Congress first passed a law that declared this song to be the national anthem in 1897. Gen. Ulysses Heureaux (Lilis), who was in charge of the country at this time, did not enact the law. It lay dormant for thirty-seven years. Finally, on May 30, 1934, Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, The President of the Dominican Republic, wrote the law that officially declared the unofficial Dominican Republic National anthem official. He made the Song of the Fatherland/ Canto a la Patria, Quisquueyanos Valientes official on May 30, 1934.

If you happen to hear this song played always stand to show respect while it is being played.

The Military Bad playing Quisqueyanos Valientes i Parque Duarte.
The Military Bad playing Quisqueyanos Valientes i Parque Duarte.

Quisqueyanos Valientes

Quisqueyanos valientes, alcemos
Nuestro canto con viva emoción,
Y del mundo a la faz ostentemos
Nuestro invicto, glorioso pendón.

¡Salve! el pueblo que, intrépido y fuerte.
A la guerra a morir se lanzó,
Cuando en bélico reto de muerte
sus cadenas de esclavo rompió.

Ningún pueblo ser libre merece
Si es esclavo, indolente y servil;
Si en su pecho la llama no crece
que templó el heroísmo viril.

Mas Quisqueya la indómita y brava
Siempre altiva la frente alzará;
Que si fuere vil veces esclava
Otras tantas ser libre sabrá.

Que si dolo y ardid la expusieron
de un intruso señor al desdén,
a Las Carreras ¡a Beler!..
campos fueron que cubiertos de gloria se ven.

Que en la cima de heroíco baluarte,
de los libres el verbo encarnó,
donde el genio de Sánchez y Duarte
a ser libre o morir enseñó.

Y si pudo inconsulto caudillo
de esas glorias el brillo empañar,
de la guerra se vió en Capotillo
La bandera de fuego ondear.

Y el incendio que atónito deja
de Castilla al soberbio león,
de las playas gloriosas le aleja
donde flota el cruzado pendón.

Compatriotas, mostremos erguida nuestra frente,
orgullosos de hoy más;
que Quisqueya será destruida
pero sierva de nuevo, jamás.

Que es santuario de amor cada pecho
do la patria se siente vivir;
Y es su escudo invencible, el derecho;
Y es su lema: ser libre o morir.

Libertad que aún se yergue serena
La victoria en su carro triunfal.
Y el clarín de la guerra aún resuena
Pregonando su gloria inmortal.

¡Libertad! Que los ecos se agiten
Mientras llenos de noble ansiedad
Nuestros campos de gloria repiten
¡Libertad! ¡Libertad! ¡Libertad!

English Translation – My rough translation of the first verse.

(Valiant Men of Quisqueya (Dominican Republic)
Let us sing with strong feeling
And let us show to the world our invincible,
glorious banner.
Hail, O people who, strong and intrepid,
launched into war and went to death!
Under a warlike menace of death,
You broke your chains of slavery.
No country deserves to be free
If it is an indolent and servile slave,
If the call does not grow loud within it.
Tempered by a virile heroism.
But the brave and indomitable Quisqueya
Will always hold its head high,
For if it were a thousand times enslaved,
It would a thousand times regain freedom.

Fuerza Aérea en Zona Colonial – Himno Nacional Republica Dominicana.

To learn about the history of the Dominican Flag/ La Bandera and National Symbols.

The Bandera Dominicana / Dominican Flag flying high at the Faro a Colón with the view of the city of Santo Domingo in the distance.
The Bandera Dominicana / Dominican Flag flying high at the Faro a Colón with the view of the city of Santo Domingo in the distance.


Ya empezó su trabajo la escuela
Y es preciso elevarte a lo azul,
Relicaria de viejos amores,
Mientras reine la mágica luz.
¿No sentimos arder a tu influjo
la luz viva de un fuego interior
cuando flotas alegre, besada
por los cálidos rayos de Sol?
¡Dios! Parece decir, ¡OH Bandera!
La sublime expresión de tu azul;
¡Patria!, el rojo de vivida llama;
¡Libertad!, dice el blanco en la cruz.
Mientras haya una escuela que cante
Tu grandeza, Bandera de amor,
Flotarás con el alma de Duarte,
Vivirás con el alma de Dios.
( Letras: Ramón E. Jiméne)

The Dominican Republic Flag on the Casa del Sacramento.
The Dominican Republic Flag on the Casa del Sacramento.

Pledge to the Flag/ Juramento a la Bandera

¡Qué linda en el tope estás
dominicana bandera!
Quién te viera, quién te viera,
más arriba, mucho más
(by Gastón Fernando Deligne, Poeta dominicano)

The history of the Dominican Republic Flag

The flag of Dominican Republic waving over Plaza España.
The flag of Dominican Republic waving over Plaza España.

Harry’s Bar-Restaurant

Harry’s Bar and Restaurant

“The Place To Make New and Meet Old Friends”

“Enjoy the greatest variety of foods prepared with the freshest ingredients.”

Come by with friends, family or on you own. Enjoy the drinks. Have a remarkable dining experience. Sit back, relax and delight in the view. The prices are very reasonable for the superb locale. Here at Harry’s Bar and Restaurant you are always welcome.

Harry’s Bar – The perfect place to watch all the events happening in Plaza España

Harry’s is located in the most beautiful section of Colonial Zone known as Plaza España

. Sitting in this the first restaurant on the Atarazanas you can have an impeccable view of the plaza and the Alcázar de Colón also known as Columbus Palace. Luxuriate in the pleasant breezes. Savor the great food and cold drinks. Soak in the atmosphere of the old city in a secure setting.

Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, A great place for a party or celebration

We are proud to offer the finest selection of whiskeys from the world over.

You will be amazed by the many different varieties we carry, especially the Single Malts. If you are a fine whiskey connoisseur and lover this is the place you will want to be. Our 69 bottle whiskey collection is similar to the famous Harry’s American Bar in Paris, France.

Harry’s extensive whiskey selection

Be sure to try one of our signature drinks and cocktails created by Harry himself. Some of these interesting and tasty cocktails are named after different towns located in Dominican Republic. We can also prepare over thousand classical drinks that will be sure to please. A must try drink is the San Zenón. Be careful, Harry did not invent just an other sex on the beach! If Harry is around ask him about the history behind some of these drinks. He will gladly share the stories with you, just ask.

Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, A great place for a party or celebration

Harry’s plays music from the world over

focusing on Blues and Rock. We have an extensive collection of music styles and we want you, our guest, to let us know what you wish to hear. If there is something special you want to listen to bring it with you and we will be more than happy to play it.

When you visit our full service restaurant the friendly staff will pay close attention to make sure that your dining experience is beyond compare. The extensive menu has both National and International dishes. Selections include appetizers, sandwiches, seafood, steaks and more. If you do not see it just ask. All the food is cooked to perfection, just the way you like. You can finish off the meal with one of our sweet, luscious deserts.

Come and celebrate at Harry’s

We have a wide selection of Sirloin Steaks

prepared in a multitude of different styles, including a melt in the mouth Filet Mignon surrounded in bacon and smothered in a savory mushroom sauce.

Harry’s offers a large selection of fresh Seafood and Fish from which to choose. We have Shrimp, Calamari, Lambi (conch)and Langosta (lobster). All are served in various flavors and styles.

Harry’s famous Salmon with Coconut Sauce

Tobacco smoking is still permitted at Harry’s (there is a law in Dominican Republic that does not permit smoking in enclosed areas). On Harry’s Terrace you may smoke without disturbing anyone.

Harry’s Bar and Restaurant the friendly staff ready to serve

Live Music in the Plaza: Friday and Saturday from 8PM to 11 there is always entertainment in the Plaza. Come sit with us and enjoy these live performances.

Find us on Facebook at Harry’s bar and restaurant santo domingo

*WiFi available.

*Ample parking on site.

Hours: Sunday thru Thursday 11AM to 1AM. Friday and Saturday we are open until 3AM.
Contact: 809-685-7060


Calle La Atarazanas #29, the second restaurant on Plaza España, Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana

Where is Harry’s