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Guidebook for Santo Domingo Zona Colonial

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Guidebook for Santo Domingo Zona Colonial

Food Scene
Pat'e Palo is located in Cuidad Colonial and is one of the best, if not the best, restaurant in the area. the dining experience is very good and the location in a 17th century house adds a lot to the experience. highly recommended.
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Pat'e Palo
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Pat'e Palo is located in Cuidad Colonial and is one of the best, if not the best, restaurant in the area. the dining experience is very good and the location in a 17th century house adds a lot to the experience. highly recommended.
Relaxing environment to enjoy a drink or a sangria with tapas. We strongly recommend the Mamatingo and Barrigada de Cerdo. For dessert the Tiramisu and Natilla de Chocolate.
Pura Tasca
101 Calle Emiliano Tejera
Relaxing environment to enjoy a drink or a sangria with tapas. We strongly recommend the Mamatingo and Barrigada de Cerdo. For dessert the Tiramisu and Natilla de Chocolate.
Fast food Chicken place with a drive-through. Very good and fast for a quick lunch.
Pollo Victorina
Fast food Chicken place with a drive-through. Very good and fast for a quick lunch.
The place is located in the heart of the Colonial Zone, a nice colonial patio, with a good atmosphere. Unbelievable atmosphere, great prices, fantastic food, and service. Do not miss going to this place. We loved it.
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Buche Perico
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The place is located in the heart of the Colonial Zone, a nice colonial patio, with a good atmosphere. Unbelievable atmosphere, great prices, fantastic food, and service. Do not miss going to this place. We loved it.
It is a cozy place to share with family or friends. It has a terrace in front of the Plaza de España, a small dining room in the grill area that is right at the entrance of the restaurant. Further on there is another heated indoor dining room and finally there is a very cozy private patio. The menu is similar to any grill or grill, but the value for money is very acceptable. The portions are very abundant and the meat is of very good quality.
Don Nestor Parrillada Zona Colonial
It is a cozy place to share with family or friends. It has a terrace in front of the Plaza de España, a small dining room in the grill area that is right at the entrance of the restaurant. Further on there is another heated indoor dining room and finally there is a very cozy private patio. The menu is similar to any grill or grill, but the value for money is very acceptable. The portions are very abundant and the meat is of very good quality.
For an explosion of vibrant colors and music, Jalao offers delicious food and a great atmosphere for those looking for a great time and a place to satisfy their bellies. At Jalao, you will find traditional Dominican food as well as drinks.
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Jalao
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For an explosion of vibrant colors and music, Jalao offers delicious food and a great atmosphere for those looking for a great time and a place to satisfy their bellies. At Jalao, you will find traditional Dominican food as well as drinks.
This fast food restaurant is a very popular spot among locals. Serving delicious sandwiches that will satisfy any big eater. Their delicious fruit smoothies is a must as well.
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Barra Payán
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This fast food restaurant is a very popular spot among locals. Serving delicious sandwiches that will satisfy any big eater. Their delicious fruit smoothies is a must as well.
For another great eat in the Zona Colonial, Meson D’Bari offer mouth-watering stewed crab, empanadas, and goat stew, amid an eclectic mix of paintings and colors.
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Mesón de Bari
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For another great eat in the Zona Colonial, Meson D’Bari offer mouth-watering stewed crab, empanadas, and goat stew, amid an eclectic mix of paintings and colors.
ver more than two decades of existence, La Briciola of Santo Domingo has become the most venerated home for culture when it comes to celebrate a social or private event. Nights of love, parties Après le théâtre, fashion shows, unforgettable weddings, splendid concert, exciting fiestas characterized by the most highly admired international and Santo Domingo celebrities, too many to count, have been held and are still being held in this fascinating place. ​ Its party rooms and exclusive galleries surrounded by a romantic patio and exotic garden, its unexcelled elegant ambience with live music, classic service and Mediterranean cuisine like the highest quality in the restaurant La Briciola of Milan, transmutes each visit to La Briciola de Santo Domingo restaurant into an ...unforgettable moment…
La Briciola di Santo Domingo
152A Calle Arzobispo Meriño
ver more than two decades of existence, La Briciola of Santo Domingo has become the most venerated home for culture when it comes to celebrate a social or private event. Nights of love, parties Après le théâtre, fashion shows, unforgettable weddings, splendid concert, exciting fiestas characterized by the most highly admired international and Santo Domingo celebrities, too many to count, have been held and are still being held in this fascinating place. ​ Its party rooms and exclusive galleries surrounded by a romantic patio and exotic garden, its unexcelled elegant ambience with live music, classic service and Mediterranean cuisine like the highest quality in the restaurant La Briciola of Milan, transmutes each visit to La Briciola de Santo Domingo restaurant into an ...unforgettable moment…
Ristorante Angelo has really gourmet pizza. the crust and the ingredients are to die for. It is located facing the Plaza de la Hispanidad/Plaza Espana which is a beautiful charming, romantic location in the Zona Colonia.
Ristorante Angelo
Ristorante Angelo has really gourmet pizza. the crust and the ingredients are to die for. It is located facing the Plaza de la Hispanidad/Plaza Espana which is a beautiful charming, romantic location in the Zona Colonia.
A great place for a relaxing lunch and perhaps a swim into beautiful and warm turquoise waters right from a deck adjacent to the tables. I recommend any fresh fish on the menu and fries and/or fried green plaintain (tostones) and and ice-cold local beer.
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Boca Marina
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A great place for a relaxing lunch and perhaps a swim into beautiful and warm turquoise waters right from a deck adjacent to the tables. I recommend any fresh fish on the menu and fries and/or fried green plaintain (tostones) and and ice-cold local beer.
Fantastic location with beautiful colonial patio. Excellent ambiance food and service.
Bar Lucia 203
Fantastic location with beautiful colonial patio. Excellent ambiance food and service.
Delicious way to enjoy a walk around Colonial Zone. These Ice Creams are Exquisite and unique flavors.
Bajo Cero Paletas
Delicious way to enjoy a walk around Colonial Zone. These Ice Creams are Exquisite and unique flavors.
Shopping
This is a relatively new up-market mall with all the usual high end brand such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier, and Carolina Herrera along side a J W Marriott Hotel in the complex. It is well presented with mix of exclusive brands and restaurants .
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Blue Mall
80 Av. Winston Churchill
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This is a relatively new up-market mall with all the usual high end brand such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier, and Carolina Herrera along side a J W Marriott Hotel in the complex. It is well presented with mix of exclusive brands and restaurants .
Its a relatively new mall, its one of the biggest if not the biggest mall in the city. It has a variety of options to eat from typical Dominican foods, pizzas, and healthy options. The stores are pretty diverse so its a good place for window shopping.
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Ágora Mall
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Its a relatively new mall, its one of the biggest if not the biggest mall in the city. It has a variety of options to eat from typical Dominican foods, pizzas, and healthy options. The stores are pretty diverse so its a good place for window shopping.
This was a great mall in the center of the business district, easy to find and easy to get too. Some good stores, movie theater, and food court.
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Acrópolis Center
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This was a great mall in the center of the business district, easy to find and easy to get too. Some good stores, movie theater, and food court.
Aside from being a big shopping mall, this place has its own aquarium which is amazing, small but priced fairly. Excellent shopping, a lot of fun for the children. they love the experience. The mall was nice, clean and secure.
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Sambil
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Aside from being a big shopping mall, this place has its own aquarium which is amazing, small but priced fairly. Excellent shopping, a lot of fun for the children. they love the experience. The mall was nice, clean and secure.
The first commercial street in the New World remains the most popular pedestrian shopping area. Stretching over 10 blocks, this cobblestoned road is lined with restaurants, cafés, souvenir shops, and street side art vendors.
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Calle El Conde
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The first commercial street in the New World remains the most popular pedestrian shopping area. Stretching over 10 blocks, this cobblestoned road is lined with restaurants, cafés, souvenir shops, and street side art vendors.
Signature Chinese gates mark the start and end of Santo Domingo’s Barrio Chino. Sculptures dot the streets, from a Chinese monk to life-size lions, and the city’s most authentic Chinese restaurants are found here.
China town
Signature Chinese gates mark the start and end of Santo Domingo’s Barrio Chino. Sculptures dot the streets, from a Chinese monk to life-size lions, and the city’s most authentic Chinese restaurants are found here.
Built in 1942, Santo Domingo’s largest market is also one of the city’s first tourist venues. Standing tall on Avenida Mella, a commercial hub on the northern edge of the Colonial City, this indoor and outdoor shopping bazaar adds even more color and culture to the historic district. Up a series of bright yellow painted steps, you’ll find an indoor maze of small, organized shops pulling you into a world of all things Dominican—from woodcarvings and paintings, to amber jewelry, and papier mâché carnival masks. Venture to the back of the market, where streetside stalls are brimming with the DR’s tropical fruits, vegetables, and seafood, and locals shop and haggle daily. Along the way, look out for typical Dominican botanicas selling secret health and love potions.
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Mercado Modelo
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Built in 1942, Santo Domingo’s largest market is also one of the city’s first tourist venues. Standing tall on Avenida Mella, a commercial hub on the northern edge of the Colonial City, this indoor and outdoor shopping bazaar adds even more color and culture to the historic district. Up a series of bright yellow painted steps, you’ll find an indoor maze of small, organized shops pulling you into a world of all things Dominican—from woodcarvings and paintings, to amber jewelry, and papier mâché carnival masks. Venture to the back of the market, where streetside stalls are brimming with the DR’s tropical fruits, vegetables, and seafood, and locals shop and haggle daily. Along the way, look out for typical Dominican botanicas selling secret health and love potions.
The best place to get the best sweets from all the Dominican Republic. There are also all kinds of typical Dominican gifts to bring back.
La Casa de los Dulces
106 Calle Emiliano Tejera
The best place to get the best sweets from all the Dominican Republic. There are also all kinds of typical Dominican gifts to bring back.
Getting Around
Your local gas station.
Texaco
Your local gas station.
Arts & Culture
Part of the Sansoucí Santo Domingo Port, this small marina, located at mouth of the Ozama River, boasts panoramic views of the Colonial City. It offers parking space for up to 29 boats, and 33 moorings for medium length vessels, with water and electricity facilities. Take advantage of the proximity to the Colonial City, the first in the new world, and explore this historic site populated by museums, landmarks, restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops.
Amber Museum / Museo de Ambar A small, but interesting and informative collection about amber, its forms, and types, mining locations, formation etc.) Downstairs there is a shop and the mini-museum is located upstairs. As it is free, definitely worths a visit!
Amber World Museum
Amber Museum / Museo de Ambar A small, but interesting and informative collection about amber, its forms, and types, mining locations, formation etc.) Downstairs there is a shop and the mini-museum is located upstairs. As it is free, definitely worths a visit!
Founded in 1974, Casa de Teatro is one of Santo Domingo’s and the DR’s most respected cultural centers. This historic location hosts regular art and photo exhibits in its entrance lobby, as well as movies and live music evenings at its on-site café bar. Theater plays and formal concerts are hosted in the amphitheater. It’s a favorite hub of creatives, from poets to writers and actors. An annual jazz festival also takes place at Casa de Teatro every summer, featuring renowned Dominican and international jazz artists every Thursday evening during the months of June and July.
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Casa de Teatro
110 Calle Arzobispo Meriño
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Founded in 1974, Casa de Teatro is one of Santo Domingo’s and the DR’s most respected cultural centers. This historic location hosts regular art and photo exhibits in its entrance lobby, as well as movies and live music evenings at its on-site café bar. Theater plays and formal concerts are hosted in the amphitheater. It’s a favorite hub of creatives, from poets to writers and actors. An annual jazz festival also takes place at Casa de Teatro every summer, featuring renowned Dominican and international jazz artists every Thursday evening during the months of June and July.
One of the most popular museums in the Colonial City is also its most impressive in architecture. Completed around 1512, this Gothic and Renaissance style palace was once the home of Diego Columbus, son of Christopher Columbus, and his wife María de Toledo, niece of King Ferdinand of Spain. With views overlooking Plaza de España on one side, and the Ozama River on the other, it is the oldest vice regal residence in the Americas, and the first fortified palace, turned into a museum showcasing 16th century furniture, art, musical instruments, and weapons. Winding staircases lead towards the couple’s well-preserved bedrooms, and to the lavish crystal chandelier-lit reception hall where events were hosted for the Spanish aristocracy.
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Alcázar de Colón
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One of the most popular museums in the Colonial City is also its most impressive in architecture. Completed around 1512, this Gothic and Renaissance style palace was once the home of Diego Columbus, son of Christopher Columbus, and his wife María de Toledo, niece of King Ferdinand of Spain. With views overlooking Plaza de España on one side, and the Ozama River on the other, it is the oldest vice regal residence in the Americas, and the first fortified palace, turned into a museum showcasing 16th century furniture, art, musical instruments, and weapons. Winding staircases lead towards the couple’s well-preserved bedrooms, and to the lavish crystal chandelier-lit reception hall where events were hosted for the Spanish aristocracy.
At the eastern end of Calle El Conde, you’ll stumble on the first paved street in the Americas: Calle Las Damas or the “street of the ladies.” Sixteenth century architecture, former colonial buildings now turned into museums, embassies, and upscale hotels flank this picturesque, narrow road. Connecting directly to the Alcazar de Colón Palace, María de Toledo and her ladies would step out of the palace and stroll up and down Calle Las Damas in the evenings. Key sites located along this historic street include Fortaleza Ozama, the first fortress in the Americas, and the National Pantheon, resting place of the Dominican Republic’s national heroes.
Calle Las Damas
At the eastern end of Calle El Conde, you’ll stumble on the first paved street in the Americas: Calle Las Damas or the “street of the ladies.” Sixteenth century architecture, former colonial buildings now turned into museums, embassies, and upscale hotels flank this picturesque, narrow road. Connecting directly to the Alcazar de Colón Palace, María de Toledo and her ladies would step out of the palace and stroll up and down Calle Las Damas in the evenings. Key sites located along this historic street include Fortaleza Ozama, the first fortress in the Americas, and the National Pantheon, resting place of the Dominican Republic’s national heroes.
Tucked at the corner end of Calle Las Damas, just before the Plaza de España esplanade—look for the double bell tower design—the Gothic style “Chapel of Our Lady of Remedies” opens its doors for occasional art and classical music events, and group tours. Originally built in the 16th century by the Dávila family, the 500-year old chapel was intended as a private religious shrine, where prominent Spanish families would congregate for prayers. It was restored in 1884, and you can view its stunning interior arches inside, period art, and a figure of the Virgen de los Remedios at the altar.
Chapel of Our Lady of Remedies
Tucked at the corner end of Calle Las Damas, just before the Plaza de España esplanade—look for the double bell tower design—the Gothic style “Chapel of Our Lady of Remedies” opens its doors for occasional art and classical music events, and group tours. Originally built in the 16th century by the Dávila family, the 500-year old chapel was intended as a private religious shrine, where prominent Spanish families would congregate for prayers. It was restored in 1884, and you can view its stunning interior arches inside, period art, and a figure of the Virgen de los Remedios at the altar.
Occupying the former 16th century home of Spaniard Francisco Tostado, this striking colonial building restored into a museum—also known as Museo de la Familia Dominicana del Siglo XIX—showcases the lifestyle of 19th century middle class Dominican families with model displays of bedroom and library furniture to a charcoal oven kitchen, sewing room, and tea lounge. Items were collected from various prominent families to recreate each scene. The building’s double Gothic-Elizabethan window makes it the only house in the Americas with this architectural feature.
Casa de Tostado
266 Calle Arzobispo Meriño
Occupying the former 16th century home of Spaniard Francisco Tostado, this striking colonial building restored into a museum—also known as Museo de la Familia Dominicana del Siglo XIX—showcases the lifestyle of 19th century middle class Dominican families with model displays of bedroom and library furniture to a charcoal oven kitchen, sewing room, and tea lounge. Items were collected from various prominent families to recreate each scene. The building’s double Gothic-Elizabethan window makes it the only house in the Americas with this architectural feature.
The city’s youngest museum, inaugurated in 2011, the Telecommunications Cultural Center is also one of the most interesting, showcasing the history and evolution of media in the Dominican Republic, from television to radio, and the internet up to the 20th century and beyond. The three-story building has a modern façade that stands out from surrounding colonial buildings on Calle Isabel La Católica, and its interior exhibits showcase old communications instruments, as well as a robotics room, an electronic game room, and an audio-visual media library.
Centro Cultural de las Telecomunicaciones
Esq Calle Emiliano Tejera
The city’s youngest museum, inaugurated in 2011, the Telecommunications Cultural Center is also one of the most interesting, showcasing the history and evolution of media in the Dominican Republic, from television to radio, and the internet up to the 20th century and beyond. The three-story building has a modern façade that stands out from surrounding colonial buildings on Calle Isabel La Católica, and its interior exhibits showcase old communications instruments, as well as a robotics room, an electronic game room, and an audio-visual media library.
The rustic, dramatic walled ruins of the San Francisco Monastery occupy large blocks of the Colonial City—between Calle Duarte and Calle Hostos—and double as a fantastic merengue concert stage every Sunday. But any other day of the week, the sprawling, unoccupied ruins offer a stunning backdrop for photo lovers and serve as a reminder of the former, first-ever 16th century Franciscan monastery in the New World. It went through several disasters, including a fire caused by Sir Francis Drake, and a couple of earthquakes, before it was eventually used as a mental asylum until the middle of the 20th century.
Monasterio de San Francisco
The rustic, dramatic walled ruins of the San Francisco Monastery occupy large blocks of the Colonial City—between Calle Duarte and Calle Hostos—and double as a fantastic merengue concert stage every Sunday. But any other day of the week, the sprawling, unoccupied ruins offer a stunning backdrop for photo lovers and serve as a reminder of the former, first-ever 16th century Franciscan monastery in the New World. It went through several disasters, including a fire caused by Sir Francis Drake, and a couple of earthquakes, before it was eventually used as a mental asylum until the middle of the 20th century.
The private Museo Bellapart houses an outstanding art collection of over 2,000 works of art from renowned 19th and 20th century Dominican artists—paintings to sculptures and plastic art—showcased on the fifth floor of a Honda building. The museum is also home to the most complete collection from internationally recognized Dominican modernist painter Jaime Colson. Rotating exhibits include works by Spanish artists who escaped the Franco dictatorship and were exiled here during the Spanish Civil War.
Museo Bellapart
The private Museo Bellapart houses an outstanding art collection of over 2,000 works of art from renowned 19th and 20th century Dominican artists—paintings to sculptures and plastic art—showcased on the fifth floor of a Honda building. The museum is also home to the most complete collection from internationally recognized Dominican modernist painter Jaime Colson. Rotating exhibits include works by Spanish artists who escaped the Franco dictatorship and were exiled here during the Spanish Civil War.
The Museum of Royal Houses was used as the Spanish Governor’s Royal Court in the 16th century—home to the governor’s palace, the treasury, and the courts of law. Today, the museum offers an informative overview on the history of the Dominican Republic from the colonial period in 1492 to the days of slavery, and the country’s first independence from Spain in 1821. You will find displays on the multiple voyages of Columbus, with replicas of his ships, a collection of period treasures, and weapons from the days of dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, among other items. The building itself is a stunning display of colonial architecture, punctuated by vast Spanish courtyards.
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Museo de las Casas Reales
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The Museum of Royal Houses was used as the Spanish Governor’s Royal Court in the 16th century—home to the governor’s palace, the treasury, and the courts of law. Today, the museum offers an informative overview on the history of the Dominican Republic from the colonial period in 1492 to the days of slavery, and the country’s first independence from Spain in 1821. You will find displays on the multiple voyages of Columbus, with replicas of his ships, a collection of period treasures, and weapons from the days of dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, among other items. The building itself is a stunning display of colonial architecture, punctuated by vast Spanish courtyards.
One of the most popular museums in the Colonial City is also its most impressive in architecture. Completed around 1512, this Gothic and Renaissance style palace was once the home of Diego Columbus, son of Christopher Columbus, and his wife María de Toledo, niece of King Ferdinand of Spain. With views overlooking Plaza de España on one side, and the Ozama River on the other, it is the oldest vice regal residence in the Americas, and the first fortified palace, turned into a museum showcasing 16th century furniture, art, musical instruments, and weapons. Winding staircases lead towards the couple’s well-preserved bedrooms, and to the lavish crystal chandelier-lit reception hall where events were hosted for the Spanish aristocracy.
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Alcázar de Colón
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One of the most popular museums in the Colonial City is also its most impressive in architecture. Completed around 1512, this Gothic and Renaissance style palace was once the home of Diego Columbus, son of Christopher Columbus, and his wife María de Toledo, niece of King Ferdinand of Spain. With views overlooking Plaza de España on one side, and the Ozama River on the other, it is the oldest vice regal residence in the Americas, and the first fortified palace, turned into a museum showcasing 16th century furniture, art, musical instruments, and weapons. Winding staircases lead towards the couple’s well-preserved bedrooms, and to the lavish crystal chandelier-lit reception hall where events were hosted for the Spanish aristocracy.
Sightseeing
A great starting point to tour the old colonial city. Great meeting place to start touring the old colonial city of Santo Domingo. This is just in front of the First Cathedral of the New World. Many small restaurants and bistros around.
Parque Colon
A great starting point to tour the old colonial city. Great meeting place to start touring the old colonial city of Santo Domingo. This is just in front of the First Cathedral of the New World. Many small restaurants and bistros around.
This is a well kept, beautiful and peaceful historical place surrounded by history and modernism. This historical monument is never alone. Regardless of the day or time, there are always people walking or sitting around it; people of all ages, cultures, colors, and backgrounds adding to its beauty.
Catedral Santo Domingo
This is a well kept, beautiful and peaceful historical place surrounded by history and modernism. This historical monument is never alone. Regardless of the day or time, there are always people walking or sitting around it; people of all ages, cultures, colors, and backgrounds adding to its beauty.
Worth a visit! The main tower is in good conditions and you can have a nice view of the bay and a glimpse of what the Spanish colonization look like.
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Fortaleza Ozama
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Worth a visit! The main tower is in good conditions and you can have a nice view of the bay and a glimpse of what the Spanish colonization look like.
This church is just fascinating.. goes from symbolism, architecture and history. It offers you self guided tour which is great, you can take your time and its very cheap. Eveything in there has its place on what the religion actually is... :) enjoy
Dominican Convent
This church is just fascinating.. goes from symbolism, architecture and history. It offers you self guided tour which is great, you can take your time and its very cheap. Eveything in there has its place on what the religion actually is... :) enjoy
The largest botanical gardens in the Caribbean, the Jardín Botánico Nacional graces the capital city with over 400 acres (two-square kilometers) of nature preserve filled with the island’s native trees, including multiple species of palm, flowers—over 300 species of orchids—and birds, such as the country’s national palm chat. A trolley tour takes you through its multiple exotic corners, the most popular of which is the Japanese garden, with a manicured, lakeside lawn ideal for picnics. Beginner or avid bird watchers can sign up for guided hikes organized by the Hispaniola Ornithological Society.
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Jardin Botanico Nacional
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The largest botanical gardens in the Caribbean, the Jardín Botánico Nacional graces the capital city with over 400 acres (two-square kilometers) of nature preserve filled with the island’s native trees, including multiple species of palm, flowers—over 300 species of orchids—and birds, such as the country’s national palm chat. A trolley tour takes you through its multiple exotic corners, the most popular of which is the Japanese garden, with a manicured, lakeside lawn ideal for picnics. Beginner or avid bird watchers can sign up for guided hikes organized by the Hispaniola Ornithological Society.
Built between 1510 and 1540, the first cathedral of the Americas—known as Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica Nuestra Señora de la Encarcación o Anunciación, Primada de América—continues to stand tall in all of its glory over the heart of the Colonial City. The 500-year-old Gothic-style building continues to serve as the most important site for official ceremonies, and religious celebrations. Touring the interior reveals the cathedral’s ornate Gothic ceiling, colonial period oil paintings, sacred chapel rooms, as well as an area with gravestones containing the remains of archbishops. The remains of Christopher Columbus were found here in the 19th century.
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Cathedral of America
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Built between 1510 and 1540, the first cathedral of the Americas—known as Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica Nuestra Señora de la Encarcación o Anunciación, Primada de América—continues to stand tall in all of its glory over the heart of the Colonial City. The 500-year-old Gothic-style building continues to serve as the most important site for official ceremonies, and religious celebrations. Touring the interior reveals the cathedral’s ornate Gothic ceiling, colonial period oil paintings, sacred chapel rooms, as well as an area with gravestones containing the remains of archbishops. The remains of Christopher Columbus were found here in the 19th century.
Entertainment & Activities
Part of the Sansoucí Santo Domingo Port, this small marina, located at mouth of the Ozama River, boasts panoramic views of the Colonial City. It offers parking space for up to 29 boats, and 33 moorings for medium length vessels, with water and electricity facilities. Take advantage of the proximity to the Colonial City, the first in the new world, and explore this historic site populated by museums, landmarks, restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops.
Let's learn about cacao with an unexpected twist. Kahkow is a well-orchestrated introduction to the fine art of chocolate making. From fruit to this world known delicious chocolate, this tour begins with a film which continues on to a live demonstration of the process subsequent to a tasting of chocolate in all its glorious stages as well as the clever use of its derivatives for soap making and other natural derivatives.
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Kahkow Experience
102 Calle Las Damas
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Let's learn about cacao with an unexpected twist. Kahkow is a well-orchestrated introduction to the fine art of chocolate making. From fruit to this world known delicious chocolate, this tour begins with a film which continues on to a live demonstration of the process subsequent to a tasting of chocolate in all its glorious stages as well as the clever use of its derivatives for soap making and other natural derivatives.
We visited while on an excursion to Santo Domingo and this is a nice way to learn a bit more about the history of the country. And also a nice way to cool down:) They sell drinks and snacks and some souvenirs.
The Colonial Gate 4D Cinema
52 Isabel la Catolica , Calle Padre Billini
We visited while on an excursion to Santo Domingo and this is a nice way to learn a bit more about the history of the country. And also a nice way to cool down:) They sell drinks and snacks and some souvenirs.
Downtown Santo Domingo raises the bar and nightlife scenes up several notches. This is where you will want to dress up and sip on cocktails from mixologists, at the most modern lounges and dance clubs. The Piantini and Naco neighborhoods are abuzz from Wednesday onwards, with after-work crowds who flock to upscale hotel bars and lounges along Winston Churchill and Gustavo Mejia Ricart avenues. For late night dancing, clubs spinning modern sounds abound on Abraham Lincoln and Lope de Vega avenues.
El Centro
Downtown Santo Domingo raises the bar and nightlife scenes up several notches. This is where you will want to dress up and sip on cocktails from mixologists, at the most modern lounges and dance clubs. The Piantini and Naco neighborhoods are abuzz from Wednesday onwards, with after-work crowds who flock to upscale hotel bars and lounges along Winston Churchill and Gustavo Mejia Ricart avenues. For late night dancing, clubs spinning modern sounds abound on Abraham Lincoln and Lope de Vega avenues.
Part of the Sansoucí Santo Domingo Port, this small marina, located at mouth of the Ozama River, boasts panoramic views of the Colonial City. It offers parking space for up to 29 boats, and 33 moorings for medium length vessels, with water and electricity facilities. Take advantage of the proximity to the Colonial City, the first in the new world, and explore this historic site populated by museums, landmarks, restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops.
Marina Bartolome Colón
Part of the Sansoucí Santo Domingo Port, this small marina, located at mouth of the Ozama River, boasts panoramic views of the Colonial City. It offers parking space for up to 29 boats, and 33 moorings for medium length vessels, with water and electricity facilities. Take advantage of the proximity to the Colonial City, the first in the new world, and explore this historic site populated by museums, landmarks, restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops.
Facing the oldest cathedral in the Americas, this lively, shaded square is surrounded with colonial, republican, and modern architecture, and bustles with merengue musicians and sidewalk cafés, for plenty of people watching.
Parque Colon
Facing the oldest cathedral in the Americas, this lively, shaded square is surrounded with colonial, republican, and modern architecture, and bustles with merengue musicians and sidewalk cafés, for plenty of people watching.
Just five miles east of Santo Domingo, Los Tres Ojos National Park is a beautiful nature break from the city, and offers a solid glimpse of the Taino’s underground caverns once used for refuge or rituals. A winding entrance staircase leads to a series of caves, with pathways hugging three freshwater, iridescent blue lagoons or “eyes” as the Taino used to call them for their oval-shapes. A fourth lagoon is accessible via a small wooden barge, revealing a gorgeous, open-air scenery of water and a rocky landscape covered in lush vegetation all around. Keep an eye out for petroglyphs and pottery shards.
Parque Nacional Los Tres Ojos
Just five miles east of Santo Domingo, Los Tres Ojos National Park is a beautiful nature break from the city, and offers a solid glimpse of the Taino’s underground caverns once used for refuge or rituals. A winding entrance staircase leads to a series of caves, with pathways hugging three freshwater, iridescent blue lagoons or “eyes” as the Taino used to call them for their oval-shapes. A fourth lagoon is accessible via a small wooden barge, revealing a gorgeous, open-air scenery of water and a rocky landscape covered in lush vegetation all around. Keep an eye out for petroglyphs and pottery shards.
La Caleta Underwater National Park, one of the first in the region, is a popular dive site located close to Santo Domingo. It’s known for its multiple shipwrecks, but also for its abundant marine life ready to be explored by all levels of divers, from beginner to advanced. Depths go from six meters (20 feet) to 180 meters (591 feet), over an area stretching 10 km² (four square miles) from Las Golondrinas Cave to Punta Caucedo. La Caleta’s irregular topography includes three defined terraces, underwater caves, and well-known shipwrecks. A variety of corals and schools of colorful critters thrive here, using the reefs as shelter and food source, including grouper, balloon fish, rays, lionfish, octopuses, and turtles. Among the more popular shipwrecks is the Hickory, a 1984 ship located at about 18 meters (60 feet) deep, submerged in 1984 by a group of submarine researchers to create an artificial reef for the proliferation of marine life. Additional wrecks include El Limón and Capitán Alsina, located about 30 meters (100 feet) deep, and the Don Quico at about 58 meters (190 feet) of depth. Nearby, an impressive system of karst rocks creates a meandering network of underwater caverns and tunnels over 100 meters (328 feet) long—an ideal place for technical diving.
Parque Nacional Submarino La Caleta
La Caleta Underwater National Park, one of the first in the region, is a popular dive site located close to Santo Domingo. It’s known for its multiple shipwrecks, but also for its abundant marine life ready to be explored by all levels of divers, from beginner to advanced. Depths go from six meters (20 feet) to 180 meters (591 feet), over an area stretching 10 km² (four square miles) from Las Golondrinas Cave to Punta Caucedo. La Caleta’s irregular topography includes three defined terraces, underwater caves, and well-known shipwrecks. A variety of corals and schools of colorful critters thrive here, using the reefs as shelter and food source, including grouper, balloon fish, rays, lionfish, octopuses, and turtles. Among the more popular shipwrecks is the Hickory, a 1984 ship located at about 18 meters (60 feet) deep, submerged in 1984 by a group of submarine researchers to create an artificial reef for the proliferation of marine life. Additional wrecks include El Limón and Capitán Alsina, located about 30 meters (100 feet) deep, and the Don Quico at about 58 meters (190 feet) of depth. Nearby, an impressive system of karst rocks creates a meandering network of underwater caverns and tunnels over 100 meters (328 feet) long—an ideal place for technical diving.
El Sartén does not disappoint. Attention to detail takes you back to days long gone. The decor and small scale adds to its intimate and cozy ambiance. The mixture of the old and the new makes room for all. From Son, to Merengue, Salsa and Bachata coupled with mojitos and cold beer on a beautiful tropical nite made for a fabulous nite of old memories and new ones.
El Sartén
153 Calle Hostos
El Sartén does not disappoint. Attention to detail takes you back to days long gone. The decor and small scale adds to its intimate and cozy ambiance. The mixture of the old and the new makes room for all. From Son, to Merengue, Salsa and Bachata coupled with mojitos and cold beer on a beautiful tropical nite made for a fabulous nite of old memories and new ones.
This is a great place to chill whether on your own or a small group. Music is great but not overbearing. You can actually hear each other speak. There is a tiny stage but nothing going on there when I was here. Atmosphere is cool and relaxed. Slightly older crowd compared to places nearby. Edit: came back on a Wednesday and it is great. Live music. Still older crowd but it's great because of it.
Sabina Bar
This is a great place to chill whether on your own or a small group. Music is great but not overbearing. You can actually hear each other speak. There is a tiny stage but nothing going on there when I was here. Atmosphere is cool and relaxed. Slightly older crowd compared to places nearby. Edit: came back on a Wednesday and it is great. Live music. Still older crowd but it's great because of it.
Essentials
This is where we wash everything in the apartment and our own personal belongings. Very good, fast and budget friendly.
Wash Wash Zona Colonial
103 Calle Arzobispo Nouel
This is where we wash everything in the apartment and our own personal belongings. Very good, fast and budget friendly.
Sirena is Walmart in Dominican Republic. You will find everything you need here.
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La Sirena
258 Av. Mella
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Sirena is Walmart in Dominican Republic. You will find everything you need here.