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Puerta del Conde



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Puerta del Conde

- La Puerta del Conde (The Count's Gate) was the main entrance to the fortified city of Santo Domingo (in present-day Dominican Republic), named to honor Governor Captain-General Bernardino de Meneses Bracamonte y Zapata, 1st Count of Peñalva, who during his tenure saved the city from a siege in 1655 by Englishmen General Robert Venables and Admiral William Penn amid the Third Anglo-Spanish War. The gate is part of a structure called El Baluarte del Conde (The Count's Bulwark), a fort in Ciudad Co…

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