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.
Create an itinerary including Centro Leon
map
Places to stay near Centro Leon
Centro Leon Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
228 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • The Centro León is probably the only museum to see in Santiago and it is very special: a very large building, with rooms that are finally a little empty so they are large. We saw only the permanent collection. The will is to a museum that can compete with the best, but unfortunately it is still just too: the explanations are rare (but you didn't try the audioguide) and even in some places, impossible to read by fault of lighting. The Taino pieces are so beautiful and fair that one wonders if they are authentic. We t - they validated by scientists? What is known about their manufacturing to get such a regularity/symmetry? Some ideas: * really fill the rooms, enrich the collections. For the contemporary part that'd be really easy to do. To address the sensitive periods in the history of the country, the civil wars. You learn more in 5 minutes on Wikipedia in an hour at the Museum. And the period Trujillo, nothing... we assumed that the wealthy founders of the Museum have too much want to talk about. * provide comprehensive and multilingual rich explanations: at least in English. Do not fear to put real panels of texts: everyone will not read them, but at least we'll learn something... and that's what a Museum! * recruit a conservative from a major Museum to raise the level of it: local, money and family collections are not enough, but also a trustee with expertise! * correct basic errors (not readable by lack of light explanations).
    View original
  • Excellent place. Unique in RD. In the you will find all the related to our tannins. The discovery. Tobacco. Etc. Every Friday have cultural events in the area of coffee with renowned artists. Between weeks always exhibitions (paintings. Sculptures. Etc). Many share the idea that is the best Museum and culture of Dr House today. Ideal for family. Ideal for finding a typical gift. Cheap and original in our country. Visit it. You won't regret it. CG
    View original
  • It's worth the time!. It is in very good condition throughout, shows updated and detailed information on Dominican culture, has temporary exhibitions which gives an added value since it always has something new to offer. To improve what I see is that clear information is not displayed by Internet and enough of the days and hours that is open and more if it is a holiday, as well as also, the part of the visit guided which is at least 1 day in advance and reserve for foreigners is very good; but the audio guide (that it costs 100 pesos; but if I not only memory has 3 options of languages). The entrance costs 150 Dominican pesos which is equivalent as a: 3 dollars and euros as 1 euro and something...!
    View original
Google
  • Really an amazing museum with nice exhibition s permanent and temporary. They also have events by night. That's a place to visit in DOminican Republic
  • The best place ever for people who wants to know more about the Caribbean and Rep Don
  • Great place. Very modern. I was expecting to see more but it was nice nonetheless. They have a nice aviary with some local birds... mostly doves and ducks.
  • Fabulous museum,he top attraction in Santiago, and can easily be combined with a tour of the cigar factory
  • Culture of the old and cultjre of the present all cbeautifly pesented

Plan your trip to Santiago de los Caballeros

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Centro Leon by other users

8 days in Puerto Plata BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA February, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Santiago de los Caballeros BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Punta Rucia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Dominican Republic BY A USER FROM SERBIA May, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in Dominican Republic BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Santiago de los Caballeros BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Puerto Plata BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in Puerto Plata BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Rio San Juan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Punta Rucia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Punta Rucia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA May, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Punta Rucia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans