Calle de Las Damas, Santo Domingo

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Historic Walking Area Tourist Spot
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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  • A nice walk down this street, about about a half a mile long, allows one to appreciate the historical heritage of this country.  more »
  • Took a tour from Boca Chica to the city , all the buildings are historical , I learned so much about each building history, especially the name " Calles de las Damas!!!  more »
  • This is a great street to visit to get some historical perspective on the area. The story about the street itself is also pretty interesting, so I recommend getting a tour guide to show you around!  more »