Altos de Chavon Village, La Romana

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Visit a rustic Mediterranean village in the heart of the Dominican Republic at Altos de Chavon Village. Built in the late 1970s, the replica of a 16th century European-style village was designed by Dominican architect Jose Antonio Caro and Italian artist Roberto Coppa. Roam the charming cobblestone streets and quaint courtyards, admiring the shops, galleries, and restaurants that look as if they’ve been there for centuries. Don't miss the amphitheater, a venue that has hosted many famous performers. You can relax in a cafe and enjoy the picturesque vista, purchase authentic art pieces, or pay a visit to the archaeology museum. Make Altos de Chavon Village part of your personalized La Romana itinerary using our La Romana holiday planner.
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  • Very nice gardens and old style houses, a lot of rich villas. The ticket cost is $25 per person. Make sure all of you have ID. 
  • Den Nachbau eines Dorfes im Stil des 16. Jahrhunderts erreicht man über das Gelände von "Casa de Campo", ein Hotelgelände für die Superreichen. Als Besucher des Geländes bezahlt man 25 USD, weitere 10...  more »
  • Took a tour on day one of our visit, and then returned the following evening for a romantic dinner at the Italian restaurant, a delight. 
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  • Beautiful concept and arquitecture. Great place to have a nice concert.
  • Be aware, Altos de Chavon is the exclusive preserve of the Dominican Tours Association. Hence the absence of any kind of road sign indicating the location of the site. We got lucky, we had a compass. Now, if you want to enter the place by your self, the entrance fee is five times dearer than through a tour operator. Furthermore, be ready for an airport style check. At least, the airport does not take copy of your ID (Compulsory for each visitor). "The reason, you see, is that we have a contract with the tour operators" confessed the desk attendant. Never mind, we would have loved to read about that on their website before getting there. Just about two dozen souvenir shops, bars and restaurants. At every corner, the inevitable beggars in disguise pretending playing music or dressed in a flamenco style dress. In the shade, some handmade souvenirs (Made in Haiti) wait for the passers-by on an improvised table. In short: twenty five bucks each gave us the right to buy crap.
  • Beautiful arquitecture. Nicely preserved.
  • Beautiful place, when you go inside there you feel that you are in a different country.
  • Beautiful place to see the arts and music.