Santo Domingo Colonial City Tour
- Audio Guide
- Live Guide
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- Day Trip
- Pickup Service
- 10 hr
Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic, it is the economic and cultural center of the country, and its colonial zone is the first urban city in the new world founded more than 600 years ago and the first European settlement in the Americas and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990, is a recommended experience for all travelers. This historic neighborhood consists of a maze of narrow streets filled with architectural wonders that range from the 16th to the early 20th centuries. Its streets will take you to colonial buildings turned into museums, shops, hotels, restaurants, and sidewalk cafes. Santo Domingo City Tour is the perfect option for people who love history and culture. In this complete tour we will take you on a journey back in time, where you will enjoy an interesting historical account and visits to the most emblematic museums of the Dominican capital, with architectural designs dating from the time of the discovery of America in 1492.
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Los Tres Ojos National Park is a beautiful natural respite near the city, and where you can observe the underground caverns of the Tainos that were once used as a refuge or place of ritual. A staircase leads to a series of caves, with paths that embrace three freshwater lagoons, blue and iridescent, or "eyes" as the Tainos used to call them because of their oval shapes. A fourth lagoon is accessible via a small wooden barge, which reveals a magnificent outdoor landscape with rock formations covered in lush vegetation. Keep an eye out for petroglyphs and handmade pottery.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Alcazar de Colon
One of the most popular museums in the Colonial City is also the most impressive in architectural terms, it is also the oldest vice-royal residence in America and the first fortified palace, converted into a museum that exhibits furniture, art, musical instruments and weapons from the 16th century. . Completed around the year 1512, this Gothic and Renaissance style palace was the home of Diego Colón, son of Christopher Columbus, and his wife María de Toledo, niece of King Ferdinand of Spain
Duration: 45 minutes
Built between 1510 and 1540, the first cathedral in the Americas, known as Santa Iglesia Catedral Basilica Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación or Anunciación, Primada de América, continues to stand in all its splendor over the heart of the Colonial City. The 500-year-old Gothic-style building remains the most important venue for official ceremonies and religious celebrations. Walking inside you can see the ornate Gothic ceiling of the cathedral, oil paintings from the colonial period, rooms of sacred chapels, as well as an area with tombstones with the remains of archbishops. The remains of Christopher Columbus were found here in the 19th century.
Duration: 45 minutes
Pass By: Calle Las Damas
first paved street in Las Américas: Calle Las Damas. It features 16th century architecture, colonial buildings turned museums, embassies, and luxury hotels fill this quaint, narrow street. It is connected to the Alcazar de Colón palace; In the past, María de Toledo and her ladies would leave the palace and stroll down Calle Las Damas in the afternoon This street has as attractions: Fortaleza Ozama, La Real Audiencia, The house of Don Rodrigo de Bastidas, the House of Hernán Cortés Etc ...
Pass By: Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon)
The Columbus Lighthouse, commonly known as Columbus Lighthouse, is a Dominican monument and museum built in honor of Christopher Columbus, discoverer of the New America, here his remains rest. (Panoramic view)
Here we will have buffet lunch
Duration: 1 hour
Inaugurated on August 16, 1947, the National Palace is the seat of the Dominican Government. It represents the symbol of Dominican sovereignty and is the scene of important decision-making for the development of the country.
Located on Av George Washington and on the edge of the Caribbean Sea, a place of recreation for locals, here you can take a photo on the sign of the city
Duration: 20 minutes