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Alcazar de Colón

Alcazar de Colón Review

The castle of Don Diego Colón, built in 1517, has 40-inch-thick coral-limestone walls. 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 viceregal shaving mug. Costumed "docents" appear on Saturday morning.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza de España, off Calle Emiliano Tejera Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, 10210
  • Phone: 809/682–4750
  • Cost: RD$100
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 9–4
  • Location: Santo Domingo
Updated: 03-12-2014

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