Centro Leon, Santiago de los Caballeros

Categories: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
Aiming to preserve Dominican art and culture through educational programs, the Eduardo León Jimenes Foundation established Centro Leon in 2003 as a nonprofit institution and cultural center. The center encompasses three permanent exhibitions with the main focus on identity, habitability, and creativity in the Dominican Republic, and a variety of artistic workshops and learning courses, as well. Pay a visit to the center's auditorium, multipurpose lounges, media library, and Caribbean-menu cafeteria, and then go for a walk through the garden and enjoy the view of endemic plants and a collection of sculptures. Plan your visit to Centro Leon and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Santiago de los Caballeros vacation trip planner.
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  • Great place to go to family or friends to have a good time. Interesting Museum, artistic presentations and courses, coffee shop with good food and a good price.
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  • The Centro León is very interesting, do not miss it if this city. The Café of the Centro León has very interesting dishes, such as: salad Caesar portobello, salad tomatoes, portobello and mozzarella. The desserts are very good, I always ask the carrot cake hot if it so desires.
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  • This was a short but enjoyable trip into the Centro Leon. Being what would be classed as end of season I think some of the exhibition was closed off as we seemed to miss a big chunk of the history etc...  read more »
  • A beautiful museum showcasing authentic Dominican art and history. Large space, privately known and maintained, so worth the price of entry. There are some events hosted, and free entrance days, so keep an eye out for those. We were very impressed and found it very informative. Definitely check it out to get a feel for the history and current art work coming out of DR.
  • Greatest museum of the Dominican Republic. The fact that is located in a centric place in the city makes it even more attractive. The arts inside-out are truly dominican. Not only that they have art expositions but also the activities every month are for the family, and for free. Tuesdays are also open house and the other days you would only pay around 4 bucks, which is totally worth it. I don't see the problem of the museum being private, it is actually the best way to preserve the most valuable pieces of art and history, since the goverment wouldn't invest so much in the arts. Centro León is just purely awesome!
  • Great museum with amazing night activity.
  • Good place for culture
  • Great museum
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