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Impressive Ruins

Located a bit away from the cathedral are the ruins of what is supposedly the first "hospital" in... read more

Reviewed January 29, 2018
Hanoi, Vietnam
Interesting History

Need to do this one with a guide otherwise the ruins mean very little you can stroll around them... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2017
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Jan 29, 2018
“Impressive Ruins”
Mar 9, 2018
“First hospital”
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

The remains of the first hospital in the new world built by Europeans. It's a br away from other attractions and we came to it on the Road train tour. It's difficult to imagine it as a hospital and in truth we took a quick...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

Located a bit away from the cathedral are the ruins of what is supposedly the first "hospital" in the "New World." It's really hard to imagine as the heavy stone seems more likely to have been a church. Either way, there are generally tour guides...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank JSTrip_77
Reviewed November 21, 2017

A lot of pictures are taken here for weddings and birthdays. This is a place that is worth to visit with a guide.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ramon P
Reviewed November 20, 2017

Being in the area and seeing first hand, you just wonder what type of treatments people underwent here in the late 1400's. Leaching, bloodletting, cauterization etc. Eerie feel. Amazing the ruins are still there.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank chemiche
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Need to do this one with a guide otherwise the ruins mean very little you can stroll around them despite the gate being locked. Enter via the car park next door

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed December 30, 2016

It was an awe inspiring experience to be here at this ancient hospital and feel its history ! We spent a while taking a closer look at these ruins. It was just amazing to see these partially preserved ruins and it was as spectacular as...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Built in 1508 and destroyed by earthquake latter and not rebuilt. Interesting site with lots of ruins, easy walk around to see the area. Quite large with 2 floors, our guide gave a lot of information on its buildings and use

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Perkadventures
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Built in 1503 and founded by Nicolas de Ovando the island governor, is the first hospital in America. Together with the Cathedral and the university were the most important triad in the new world

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 308josee
Reviewed July 2, 2016

Kind of in the same area as the Monasterio de San Francisco, you can make this part of your ruins tour of the Zona Colonial. It's surrounded by a fence with an adjacent car park which I suspect you could probably walk through if you...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Jason G
Reviewed May 17, 2016

When you walk these streets, many relics of ancient times remain including this standing structure that once represented an ancient church. Damaged by earthquake, the church was rebuilt adjacent lot and kept the remaining remnants as reminder and history marker. Very nice.

Date of experience: April 2016
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