Fodor's Expert Review Alcázar de Colón

Zona Colonial House/Mansion/Villa

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. Audio tours (about 25 minutes) are available in English.

House/Mansion/Villa Silversea Cruise

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Plaza de España
Santo Domingo, Nacional  10210, Dominican Republic

809-682–4750

www.museoalcazardecolon.com

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