Details about banknotes
In the last section of our article, we will describe in detail what is depicted on both sides of the Dominican peso. Recall that the denomination of 20 pesos is made of plastic, a decision the central bank of the Dominican Republic took in connection with the strong wear of this most popular bill.
Front side. Pictured is Grigorio Luperon, 20th president of the Dominican Republic. He became famous for the fact that after the annexation of the country by Spain he fought for independence. He is considered one of the national heroes in the Dominican Republic.
Backside. The National Pantheon, a building in Santo Domingo, in which many famous figures of the country are buried. The building was built as a Jesuit church, later used as a warehouse and theater, and only in the middle of the 20th century began to be used as a mausoleum.
Front side. Cathedral of Santa Maria la Minor in Santo Domingo. It is the oldest Christian cathedral on the American continents, it was built in 1512-1540, America itself was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492.
Backside. The basilica of the Nuestra Senora de la Altagrícia, in its current form, was built in 1970, in 1992 Pope John Paul II visited it.
On the front side are depicted just three famous figures of the Dominican Republic. Francisco de Rosario Sanchez, Juan Pablo Duarte and Matthias Ramon Mella. These are the founding fathers of the independent Dominican Republic.
On the other side, the Puerta del Conde, is a fort where in 1844 the independence of the Dominican Republic was proclaimed and the national flag was raised for the first time. This place is also located in Santo Domingo. A denomination of 100 Dominican pesos can be safely called the most revolutionary.
On the front side are the sisters Mirabal. Rather, on a bill of paper, the portraits of three sisters of four. This is a very sad story, in the middle of the 20th century they fought against the dictator Rafael Trujillo. They were killed in 1960.
On the back you see a monument built in honor of the sisters Mirabal. It was built to mark the 25th anniversary of the killing of sisters, this monument is located near the house where they lived in the city of Santiago de los Cabellos.
On the front side are depicted Salom Urena and Pedro Enrique Urena. This is NOT a husband and wife, do not confuse. It's mother and son. They were publicists, poets and teachers, they made a huge contribution to the literary culture of the Dominican Republic.
On the second side of the note you see the building of the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic. The bank was founded in 1947, and since then it manages the financial policy of the country. His image on the bill can be considered a compliment to the bank itself.
500 pesos - memorable
This 500 peso note was issued for the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America. On one side is the discoverer of the continents Christopher Columbus himself, on the back you will find the most important sight of Santo Domingo, the Columbus Lighthouse, which is shown at the time of the light show.
This bill is very rare, but not many know that also a special 20 peso note was issued by this date, but it is even rarer.
On the front side is the Dominican National Palace. This is the official residence of the president of the country. The building was built in 1944 in honor of the centenary of the country's independence. This is the same symbol of the country as the Kremlin in Russia or the White House in the United States.
On the reverse side you will find the Alcazar de Colon, one of the oldest buildings in the Americas, built in 1509 by Diego Colon, the son of Christopher Columbus.
On the front side of the portraits of Emilio Prudomme and Jose Rufino Raes Siancas, these are the authors of the Dominican national anthem.
On the reverse side is the National Theater, it is in Santo Domingo and is part of the "Cultural Square" architectural complex. This building was built recently in 1973 year.
Other interesting facts about the Dominican Republic can be found in our other articles ( links below ).