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Antonio de Montesinos held it down in the New World and defended the rights of the indegenous people. He was truly ahead of his time. This statue located in Santo Domingo’s colonial section is dear to my heart. I used to go play and ride my bike...
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Calle Duarte 53, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
The modern day city of Santo Domingo dates back over 500 years, and is officially known as the first modern town to be established in the Western Hemisphere. This historic capital on the island of Hispaniola was the first place that Christopher...
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Plaza Espana, Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
Everyone we asked recommended Pat'e Palo as the best restaurant in Santo Domingo's Zona Colonial. Styling itself as a European brasserie, the enticing menu of executive chef Saverio Stassi manages to seem both exotic and familiar at the same time,...
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Calle Hostos # 302, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
Mesón de Bari, on Calle Hostos between Luperón and Salomé Ureña, is a good choice for Dominican cuisine in the Zona Colonial. Set over two floors with exposed wooden beams and an eclectic mix of paintings adorning the walls, the restaurant / bar...
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Calle Isabel La Católica, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
The oldest church in the “New World”, Catedral Primada de America, can be found in the heart of the oldest European city in the Americas: La Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Its foundation stone was laid by Diego Columbus...
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Cuidad Colonial, Calle Las Damas, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
Listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco, the historic Hostal Nicolás De Ovando is the original home of the town's founder, Governor Nicolas de Ovando. Located on the famous Calle Las Damas (the first paved road of the New World), Señor Ovando's...
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Calle Emiliano Tejera, Santo Domingo 10212, Dominican Republic
Las Ruinas de San Francisco are the ruins of the oldest busing on the island. It was build in the 1500's and it served as a monastery for centuries. Around the early 1900's it was converted to an asylum until it was closed. Today it serves as a...
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Isabel La Católica 159, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
One of the things I love the most in Spanish colonized countries is the heritage they have been able to maintain from the colonial era. Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic is a prime example. Here you can see the cathedral, first in the...
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Calle Duarte 53, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
To see some of the most colorful, old, colonial architecture in the Caribbean, it is not necessary to get a difficult-to-procure ticket to Havana. Of course, Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic is not the only Caribbean city with narrow...
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Santo Domingo 10212, Dominican Republic
In Santo Domingo, in the town square, you notice a funny two level structure perched on the edge and overlooking the ports. The Alcazar de Colon was a house built in 1510 by Cristobol Colombo's (Christopher Columbus) son, Diego. Diego was the...