Calle de Las Damas, Santo Domingo

Amble down Calle de Las Damas, a historic thoroughfare said to be the oldest street in the New World. The colonial residences that line the street have been converted into cultural attractions and accommodations, including upscale hotels, museums, and governmental buildings. Translating as "Ladies' Street," the road got its current name when several important noblewomen moved to the city and would walk down the street of an evening. Its architectural highlights and the main plaza have been UNESCO-listed to protect the whole of the downtown colonial area. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Calle de Las Damas and many more Santo Domingo attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Santo Domingo trip planner .
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  • October 3, 2017
    This is the main street of Colonial Santo Domingo. It is called the street of the Dames, referring to the ladies of the spanish court who came to live to the island with their families. Diego Colon, C...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    It is in this way that mostly relives the history of Columbus between museums, churches and monuments. The best way to visit is by horse-drawn carriage! With a few euros you can wander down to the street with a guide who will take you and will explain every building that will meet on it!
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  • September 21, 2017
    THis street goes from the edge of the fort up past El Conde and Colon Park. You will see the nicest hotel in the Zone, the French Embassy, the old fort, old houses that Colombus lived in etc. A nice w...  more »

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