Bordering the Ozama River, this area boasts cobblestone streets and an impressive group of buildings dating back to the ... More
Bordering the Ozama River, this area boasts cobblestone streets and an impressive group of buildings dating back to the 16th-Century. The Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo permits us to travel back through more than 500 years of history and architecture. The palaces have been converted into fascinating museums, and many of the area's oldest structures are now quaint bars, cafes and small hotels and restaurants.
I liked everything about this site. I would like to vist in the summer because the weather is good. Thats another good thing about this site it also tells you the climate thats how I know when i'm going to the Dominican Republic.
THIS IS THE BEST KEPT SECRET OF THE CARIBBEAN, THE BIRTH PLACE OF A WHOLE NEW WORLD STARTED IN THIS PLACE THAT COLUMBUS CALLED "MOST BEAUTIFUL LAND EYES HAD EVER SEEN" AND HE IS STILL THERE AND SO IS THE 1ST CATHEDRAL, UNIVERSITY, HOSPITAL AND CITY OF THE AMERICAS, INTACT AS IT WAS 500 YEARS AGO, NEVER MIND THE PEOPLE WITH THE BEST SMILES, BEER & RUM AND MERENGUE...VIVA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC!!...
My husband and I just got back from our honeymoon. One of the places we visited was the Dominican Republic (for one week). We took the trip to the capital which took us 3 Domincan hours to get there (4.75 hours!). The feel for these tours are very unique because your tour guide invites you to be in her family for the day! We toured the home of Christopher Colombus' son who colonized the D.R. It was an interesting museum to tour. One fresco painted with Christopher Colomubs and his son, was really lovely (Christopher Colombus, as it turns out, looks like Christopher Walkin!). The Calle de Las Damas, is where the term "Street Walkers" comes from, although it meant something a bit different then. Christopher Colombus' daughter-in-law requested the presence of 30 of her closest friends from Spain to come and join her in the new world. And these young women of reputable families would walk up and down this street until they found a husband. Funny where we get our expressions. The city boasts beautiful churches, great shopping, and for my husband and me a wonderful afternoon shower. There was lightning and the rest of our tour hopped on the bus. We figured it was far off in the distance, and boy that shower just doused us! The streets steam up once the rain stops and you'd never know it had just rained a half hour later. We ate lunch, and then toured a few other restaurants as our bus made its way down the narrow streets. A must visit is the Museo de Jamon. This is a restaurant where they have salt cured pork hanging from the ceiling. The shop, obviously, has a strong odor from the hundreds of pigs hanging from the ceiling. A true riot. We also vistited the Aquarium, which outside has an iguana pen that I fed a granola bar, and it is right on the Caribbean Sea. The light house and location where Christopher Colombus is burried is lovely, but a lot of tourists get robbed here, be careful. Overall, this was a memorable visit.
Santo Domingo Colonial City is one of the most beautifull place that i ever visited before! Tourist guides, Police, all clean...
You can buy memorabilia at many gift shops, drink a coffee, and learn dominican colonial history, visiting many ancient buldings and museums.
Discovered at the end of the 19th century by the Italian Don Juan Vicini, this lovely bathing spot lies in
exceptionally beautiful natural surroundings. The coral breakwater protects its warm, crystal clear waters from the waves of the Caribbean. ...
Barcelo Santo Domingo (Formely Lina) is located in the center of Santo Domingo, approximately 25 miles from Las Americas International
Airport, nearby the Colonial City, business district, and shopping malls. Hotel has a total of 217 rooms renovated with ...
The hotel Casa Dona Elvira is a tastefully renovated grand house dating back to the 16th century (ca. 1550) beckons
guests to explore the first city of the Americas.A large lobby and spacious dining rooms await visitors, crowned by ...