Alcazar de Colon, Santo Domingo

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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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  • This is where most restaurants are located in the colonial zone. Large open square for everyone to come out at night and watch one another. Statue of Columbus was one of the better ones I've seen. 
  • Very interesting and informative, although the building itself and restored. A very big plus-there are audio guides in Russian! included in the ticket price.
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  • I liked the guidance system included in the input audio, lets go at the pace you want and take more or less time depending on your interest. The cost is according to the ride.
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  • Buen lugar histórico y cultural del país.
  • Every where you go in La zona has an amazing architecture. Love this place specially the park, to go around it in a bicycle.
  • 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.
  • Gorgeous monument with a beautiful work of architecture. It is one of the monument that people love to visit since it is one of the great ones full of history and beauty.
  • Spacious plaza that is flanked by several good restaurants. During the day you'll see vendors and performers.