The Fray Anton de Montesinos is located in
Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Fray Anton was a priest who is known
historically for his protesting. He protested against the treatment of the
natives of the Dominican Republic by the Spanish who were colonizing. This
statue was made in recognition and remembrance of his historical
significance. The statue stands at a height of 150 feet.
The monument is located near the Malecon
or the waterfront to the old city. This is a great way for tourists to
understand the treatment and history of the Dominican Republic from a
different view point. It is an important monument to recognize a man who was
important in standing up for the island’s original peoples. It is located in
Santo Domingo which makes it a great side trip from seeing other sites in the
bustling city. When traveling through the city of Santo Domingo the monument
of Fray Anton de Montesinos should not be missed.