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Santo Domingo Sights

Alcazar de Colón

  • Plaza de España Map It
  • Zona Colonial
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Updated 03/12/2014

Fodor's Review

The castle of Don Diego Colón, built in 1517, was the home to generations of the Christopher Columbus family. The Renaissance-style structure, with its balustrade and double row of arches, has strong Moorish, Gothic, and Isabelline influences. The 22 rooms are furnished in a style to which the viceroy of the island would have been accustomed—right down to the dishes and the vice regal shaving mug. The mansion's 40-inch-thick coral-limestone walls make air-conditioning

impossible. Bilingual guides are on hand for tours peppered with fascinating anecdotes, like weddings once-upon-a time.

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Plaza de España, off Calle Emiliano Tejera, Santo Domingo, 10210, Dominican Republic

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Sight Details:

  • RD$100
  • Mon.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 9–4

Updated 03/12/2014


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Jan 17, 2005

Really Unique

This is one of the finest early Spanish palaces in the New World. Authentic throughout. Small enough to take in during a single visit of less than 30 minutes.

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