Calle de Las Damas, Santo Domingo
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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. To visit Calle de Las Damas on your trip to Santo Domingo, use our Santo Domingo vacation generator.
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  • you can uber there and then walk. I find it to be fairly safe even though i prefer El Conde Street. Several museums and eating venues nerarby. 
  • Maybe I was there at the wrong time of day,but as far as I could tell it was a street with a few attractions on it but not much else. 
  • We enjoyed riding the horse carriage on this , the first paved street in North America. It was such an enjoyable experience to see the buildings on both sides of the street. It's amazingly beautiful w...  more »