Sundial at Sundial Plaza in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

You will want to linger a few minutes at the large open square in front of Museum of the Royal Houses. The pedestrian-only space is named Plaza Reloj de Sol. This means Sundial Plaza. When this sundial was created in 1753, it was the first Spanish-authorized timepiece in the New World. Reloj de Sol was installed during the co-governorship of Francisco Rubio Peñaranda. It provided the official time for the local government. After more than a quarter century, you can still rely on its accuracy.

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Reloj de Sol, Calle Mercedes & Calle Las Damas, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic

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