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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  • October 1, 2017
    It is a beautiful place to visit very well kept and restored. You can go very well and above all don't need guide give you a set of headphones with a device that one marks a number and it tells you the history of each place highly recommended and very good care
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  • September 30, 2017
    Very attractive place and the objects that are exposed. The guide was more than pleasant but its too brief and hasty explanation. In fact, a few details were misconceived. But overall very enjoyable.
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  • September 20, 2017
    If you enjoy being in the midst of history you will enjoy the exhibits in this museum, This, along with the museum of the Royal Houses will give you a good foundation of the colonial past of the D.R. ...  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    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.
  • January 26, 2017
    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.
  • September 8, 2016
    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.
  • January 6, 2017
    Nice museum, but I expected it to be bigger. It will take 40 minutes max
  • December 19, 2016
    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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