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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  • 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...!
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  • It should be on the tickets of entry to the country: if it comes to Santiago and not visit the Centro León your trip will not be complete! It is a brief but exquisite tour through the origins, cultural history and contemporaneity of the Dominican people. Very well decorated gardens are at the same time a sample of tropical flora. The Café is a forced stop to exercise the gastronomy of exquisitely... The lion Center is a pride of Santiago!
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  • Excellent, throughout history our in a place only recommend it a 100%.siempre have very good exhibitions
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  • 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
  • Nice exposition. Is not very big but it is the only real attraction of the city
  • Best place in town. In general.

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For a relatively large city by Caribbean standards, Santiago de los Caballeros is surprisingly light on accommodations. Your best bet is to look along Avenida Las Carreras, where you can choose from a mid-range hotel and a few bed and breakfasts. You can also find a few business-oriented hotels north of the center, in Residencial Claribel.
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