Alcazar de Colon, Santo Domingo

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. To visit Alcazar de Colon on your trip to Santo Domingo, use our Santo Domingo trip builder website .
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  • Tour is very interesting for history lovers. It is filled with tidbits from the colonial times of Santo Domingo. It is a must see if you are in the Colonial City. Very educational for adults however k...  more »
  • Super sight! can only be reached by expensive taxi, otherwise very good sight; to empfeeln.
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  • It's a great and interesting building, but I found it cold and without much grace. If you have time go there, but if you're short on time, go to the colonial zone
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  • When I went here the museum was closed, but this building is worth seeing. The old school architecture is really cool to see. The plaza that its in has benches that over look the water and a doc with a view of a really cool bridge. If you're in the area you should make time for this. This is also the building on the back off the 1000 bill.
  • Really well done and the audio guide is excellent. The staff are so kind and helpful. Really cheerful and cordial. The items are well preserved. I only wish the museum was air conditioned because it is a very humid and sweaty situation.
  • A nice experience to understand just a little of the beginnings of the new world.
  • Great history lesson. Wish they would talk more about the consequences of these explorers being here and the murder of the indigenous people .. but definitely pretty to look at. Theres certain times of the day you can go in..
  • Very interesting and well worth the visit.
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