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The Southeast Coast Sights

Altos de Chavón

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Updated 03/13/2015

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This re-creation of a 16th-century Mediterranean village sits on a bluff overlooking the Río Chavón, on the grounds of Casa de Campo but about 3 miles (5 km) east of the main facilities. There are cobblestone streets lined with lanterns, wrought-iron balconies, wooden shutters, courtyards swathed with bougainvillea, and Iglesia St. Stanislaus, the romantic setting for many a Casa de Campo wedding. More than a museum piece, this village is a place where artists live, work, and play. Emilio Robba, a famous European designer, is now directing the art studios. Visitors can visit the ateliers and see the talented artisans making pottery, tapestry and serigraphy art. The artists sell their finished wares at the Art Studios Boutique. The village also has an amber museum, an archaeological museum, a handful of restaurants, and a number of unique shops. Strolling musicians enliven the rustic ambience of ceramic tiles and cobblestone terrace. Big names, like Elton John, perform at the

amphitheater. Christmastime is sheer magic, what with the lights, music concerts, giant Christmas tree, and Santa making a cameo appearance.

Amphitheater at Altos de Chavon. A 5,000-seat, Grecian-style amphitheater features Kandela, a spectacular musical extravaganza showcasing the island's sensuous Afro-Caribbean dance moves, music, and culture (December–April only). The production has been enhanced by both new music and choreography yet the price remains the same! Concerts and celebrity performances by such singers as Elton John, Julio Iglesias, his son Enrique, Sting, and the Pet Shop Boys share the amphitheater's schedule of events. Show dates vary to coincide with cruise-ship arrivals, presently Sunday and Monday nights. Many people make dinner reservations at La Piazzetta (Altos de Chavón, 809/523–3333), the high-end Italian restaurant that is closest to the amphitheater. It's known for its antipasto selections, homemade pasta, and authentic regional dishes; outside guests are welcome. Casa de Campo. 809/523–2424 for Kandela tickets. www.kandela.com.do. $35 for Kandela; other concert prices vary.

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Casa de Campo, La Romana, 22000, Dominican Republic

Updated 03/13/2015

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