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We stopped and decided to visit the at least one of them. Were interviewed five representatives of local intellectuals (people who do understand all our Spanish). Whether they saw the white for the first time in their lives, whether it was really unknown, where here in their village of caves with rock paintings, which are more than half a century and are considered, almost heritage by UNESCO. It is said that these caves served as a refuge illustrious leader Enriquillo, in whose honor and named the lake, where we are heading. Enriquillo was the son of one of the chief representatives of the Indian people, but soon became an orphan. He was brought by the Spaniards in the convent San Francisco, and then was sent to work within the established colonial system repartimiento involving the use of slave labor on plantations of the Spanish Indian lessees of land.

In 1519 Enriquillo escaped from their masters. Then he gathered a numerous group of Taino to carry out raids from bases in the equipped south. For 11 years, the Spaniards tried in vain to destroy his opponent. Hiding in the mountainous south-western regions which used guerrilla tactics against the rebels managed to remain out of reach for the colonialists. In 1530 the Spaniards finally admitted defeat and signed a peace treaty. However, peace was not to last long. Like-minded Enriquillo settled on the shores of the lake that bears the name of today's national hero, and took over the formation of a society without oppression, without slavery and oppression.

Front of the altar is still standing chair of the dictator. The church was destroyed by the cyclone "David" in 1979 and then rebuilt. Church of Santo Cerro is located just 6 km from La Vega in the direction of Santiago. Narrow street leads to the top of the hill where stands the church built 1886, and before her cross and a tree. It is believed that this tree-scion of the one that Columbus first cut here cross. Be sure to walk through the church to admire the view over the valley, called Columbus "Royal Valley" next church is located not far from Santo Cerro – 30km. Apostolic Cathedral of Santiago rises in Duarte Park and is easily recognizable by the two Twin Towers.

It was built in 1868, 1895, in the spirit of mixing Gothic and Neo-Classicism. Very nice mahogany altar and magnificent stained glass windows of the Dominican artist Rincon Mory.Pyataya account church is located at La Isabela-Templo de Las Americas, built in the early colonial stile.K Unfortunately, it is now difficult to sort out what remains of that first church of the first European settlement in a new light, but feel special, elusive, from which you want to lay my knees, a feeling of eternity and boundless expanse! Nowhere have I seen such icons! Like a painting of the galleries of Impressionist, they chained our surprised looks, though holding, still holding us. In the Church of Puerto Plata-Cathedral San Felipe we go often. And though the interior is nothing special about it, and we usually do not stay inside more than a quarter of an hour, but the exterior design, in which both unusually combines elements of Art Deco and Spanish colonial culture can not remain indifferent. And, of course, is the church of Santo Domingo, but not those that are located in the heart of the Colonial Zone and where the silence of the church now and then violates the hubbub of tourist and camera flashes. Look for the church, in the names that confuse even the guidebooks: the Dominican Monastery (Convento de los Dominicanos), built in the 1510g and raised from the school of preachers, the church of Santa Barbara, built in the 1578g, which was christened Juan Pablo Duarte; mersedariev Collegiate Church, where he lived in 1616-1618g.g. Spanish writer Tirso de Molina and many others