Centro Leon, Santiago de los Caballeros

(4.6/5 based on 170+ 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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  • This cultural centre explains the history of the Dominican Republic. Also the art exhibition is recommended
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  • This has been one of the cultural spaces in Santiago both for adults as for children, have exhibitions, films and activities art, among others. Excellent choice, the restaurant is excellent!
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  • The lion Center is a place where breathes culture, tradition, art and history. On our visit we agreed in an easy and free way (Tuesday is free) responsible for welcoming reports accurately on the rooms and what you can find in them. If you do not arrive in group with guide you can access your own audio guide that you get paid rd$ 100 for the entire route and in it you're entering the numbers given in each section of this form listening information (very good when there are teenagers in the Group since they can go at their own pace!) Spent an evening very pleasant in each an of them rooms, foreign and shop and cafeteria available, them employees always are willing to offer information and support. Very nice all were delighted! Repeat when the new exhibition!
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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.