Santo Domingo Sights


Casa del Cordón

Casa del Cordón Review

This structure, built in 1503, is the western hemisphere's oldest surviving stone house. Columbus's son, Diego Colón, viceroy of the colony, and his wife lived here until the Alcazar was finished. It was in this house, too, that Sir Francis Drake was paid a ransom to prevent him from totally destroying the city. Casa del Cordón is within the Banco Popular.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Isabel la Católica and Calle Emiliano Tejera, within Banco Popular Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, 10210 | Map It
  • Phone: 544–8915
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Weekdays 8:15–4
  • Location: Santo Domingo
Updated: 03-12-2014

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