Alcazar de Colon, Santo Domingo

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Castle Historic Site
Visit the World Heritage Site of Alcazar de Colon, built over 500 years ago by Diego Colon, Christopher Columbus’ son. Currently housing the Caribbean’s greatest collection of medieval and Renaissance works, along with its famed tapestry collection, the historical residence offers something to interest any art connoisseur. Admire the beautifully restored rooms, filled with artifacts from the colonial era, and be transported back in time. You can take a guided tour to gain greater insight into the history of the artifacts, or simply hire an audio guide. Plan to visit Alcazar de Colon and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Santo Domingo attractions using our Santo Domingo holiday planner.
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  • Old address of Diego Columbus, son of Christopher Columbus. The ticket entitles you to an audio guide. If you don't have much time, you can take a picture only in door and skip the entry.
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  • Perfect story for children has many articles on life Colon and 7 children helps you in classes and has very low prices and an excellent guide to enjoy economical way and student form.
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  • We arrived at the site with an excursion from the hotel, is thankful to our guide Joseph of Nexus agency because he knew how to solve all the problems that came up during the day, for example, the audioguide to the entrance of the fortress to make the tour inside didn't work, and those who were there were not solutions, our guide Joseph quickly put us up explaining it all corners of the Alcázar a visit very enjoyable.
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  • Full of tours every day. Off course this is a "rebuilt" version as the original suffered a fire. Still feels like history and the guides do a good job.
  • The house of Christopher Columbus's son, Diego, and his wife is filled with history and some original (but most not) artifacts like clothing, armor, furniture and instruments. The tickets are about $2 each and include audio tours in most languages. Local guides can be hired at the entrance also.
  • If you're in the Colonial Zone area, you should definitely come to this place to learn from history and take pictures. This is the oldest Viceregal residence in America, and forms part of the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo World Heritage Site. During the early Spanish colonial period, this mansion occupied a very important place in history.
  • Nice museum, but I expected it to be bigger. It will take 40 minutes max
  • Diego Colón (Christopher Columbus son's house) a great spot to visit for a quick tour. We visited as part of a tour of Santo Domingo so were slightly rushed

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