Centro Leon, Santiago de los Caballeros

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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Santiago de los Caballeros holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Centro Leon and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The lion Center has everything a little. Is a good place to bring a foreigner to visit wanting to learn a little of the Dominican culture, it is educational for children somewhere, exhibitions usually are very good, you can go to study peaceful to the newspaper, the cafeteria food is very good and It has very good price, beers are usually at the optimum temperature and Brown videos on Friday was a good atmosphere.
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  • Leon is the best place in Santiago to have fun. Place to share with couple, friends and family. Each experience is unique. Good drink, good food and a divine atmosphere.
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  • It seems counter-intuitive to go to the tropics and head for a museum instead of the beach! But going to Centro Leon is not like going to your typical museum--in fact, one of the guides told me that t...  more »
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  • Nice and artistic place. Attention is really nice and the pieces are really good. Everything runs with a trendy artistic vibe.
  • A truly cultural spot. Very interesting.
  • Hands down one of the best museums in the country. The exhibit on the environment of the Caribbean was amazing. Detailed and informative. I would definitely revisit and bring friends and family.
  • Comparable with any other art museum in its class. Culture, music, friends, food, art, and local events are here.
  • Museum and a nice place for photographers to take pictures and photo shoots.

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