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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  • The Palace is already featureless, but still worth a visit. In front of the Palace, on the opposite side of the square, there are restaurants of varied segments, on the side of the Museum of the Royal houses and following there's ladies ' Street (Calle las Damas), which gives access to the Central Square. For at the height of summer, I suggest that you consult the timetables and if set to visit in the afternoon.
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  • Visit it is to travel back in time and next to the stories told by the locals transport you to an important time in our history as a South American. I recommend visiting it before nightfall. It is an impressive architecture.
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  • Rent the audio tour. Cool historical stuff. Very interesting, and had some nice views of the plaza and the river. 
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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.