Centro Leon, Santiago de los Caballeros
(4.6/5 based on 160+ 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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  • If you like art and not you visit major museums, it is an entertaining visit to see paintings, sculptures, photographs and even videos curious.
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  • This site exhibits pieces of painting and Dominican culture. It is very well organized and the site is very clean and pleasant. the theme of the guided tours in order to make better use of the available information should be improved.
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  • This is a place to get to know our culture through out history and there are always a couple of temporary local and international exhibitions. It's the house of a national renowned Annual Art Contest....  more »
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  • 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 place for cultural events in santiago
  • The description says it the best "showcases the wealth and ego of the Jimenez dynasty". It's still a very nice museum to visit. Easily the best museum in the country. The first time I went here I was awe struck at how clean, well maintained, and organized it was. Then I found out it was a privately owned and maintained museum which helps explain. There is a fee to enter which is way to high for what you get. But nevertheless, it's still the best museum in the country and worth your while if you are in Santiago
  • Great museum with amazing night activity.