Alcazar de Colon, Santo Domingo

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Castle Historic Site
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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  • Nice 16th century home. Audio guide included. Only 100 pesos per person. close to colonial zone. Would recommend.  more »
  • I admit that I am not the biggest fan of Columbus. The architecture was very cool. Good old stuff in the the house.  more »
  • The seat of Don Bartolomeo Columbus brother of Christopher Columbus. A must visit when in Santo Domingo.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nice museum, but I expected it to be bigger. It will take 40 minutes max
  • Every where you go in La zona has an amazing architecture. Love this place specially the park, to go around it in a bicycle.
  • 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