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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  • It is a great experience to be there where he lived the brother of Cristóbal Colón, traverse the entire sector, which among others, is in good repair, is something that should not make. The colonial zone around, has several interesting buildings that are worth visiting, very close is the ruins of San Francisco, built between 1512 and 1520, it was a Hospital; from the terrace of the Hotel Europa can be perfectly seen and walk is one block away.
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  • Interesting place. Is a Palace in Santo Domingo. A landmark of the city, built by the son of Christopher Columbus. He is currently a busy Museum for tourists. Who likes to know the culture of the country is quite interesting.
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  • I was travelling alone but it was still lovely non the less a very great place to site see and hear about the history 
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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.