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ABOUT THE PLACE

[ubicacion_geo]: La Vega (La Vega) Norte - Republica Dominicana

Hundreds of parishioners from different villages of the country visit this community to participate in the celebration of Mass of Our Lady of Las Mercedes. 


Many buses, vans, trucks and other vehicles arrive in procession to this hallowed spot to await the arrival of September 24, the date traditionally marks the Day of the Virgin of Las Mercedes. Navarrete, San Jose de las Matas, Villa Gonzalez, Santiago, and others. 


Many people arrive on foot in fulfillment of promises from people far away. 


Vegan For the historian, Prof. Hugo Estrella, the Virgen de las Mercedes is simply the patron saint of the island of Santo Domingo, and that both Dominicans and Haitians feel identified with his divinity. The history of Holy Hill is quite extensive and ancient, so we will focus briefly on the historical events that turned the church into a place of prayer. The origin of the conception dates back to 1495, later named after La Vega Real. In these lands was established chiefdom Magua, adjacent to the other chiefdoms Maguana, Marion or Mariel. 


This town began to become famous for its gold foundry, which made it a center of activity, important buildings rising like a new fortress wall and the one for the monastery of San Francisco. It is said that there is first produced sugar cane from the New Indies, and established the first merchants. Then, because of its importance.

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