Santo Domingo Sights

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Alcázar de Colón

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The castle of Don Diego Colón, built in 1517, was the home to generations of the Christopher Columbus family. The Renaissance-style...

Basílica Catedral Menor Santa María de la Encarnación

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The coral-limestone facade of the first cathedral in the New World (Catedral Primada de América) towers over the south side of the Parque...

Calle Las Damas

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The Ladies Street" was named after the elegant ladies of the court: in the Spanish tradition, they promenaded in the evening. Here you...

Iglesia Santa Bárbara

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This combination church and fortress, the only one of its kind in Santo Domingo, was completed in 1562. It is a fine example of colonial...

Iglesia y Convento Domínico

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Founded in 1510, this graceful building is still a Dominican church and convent. Note the prominent and beautiful rose window. In 1538,...

Monasterio de San Francisco

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Constructed between 1512 and 1544, the St. Francis Monastery contained the church, convent, and hospital of the Franciscan order. Sir...

Pantheon Nacional

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The National Pantheon (circa 1714) was once a Jesuit monastery and later a theater. The real curiosity here is the military guard, who...

Parque Colón

  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

The huge statue of Christopher Columbus in the park named after him dates from 1897 and is the work of sculptor Ernesto Gilbert. At the...

Plaza de Castro

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Calle Las Damas dead-ends as it goes in the direction of the Malecón. Few people ever make it past the junction of Calle Padre Bellini,...

Plaza de España

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This wide esplanade, which goes past the Casas de Reales in front of Don Diego Columbus's former palace, El Alcazar de Colón, is the...


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