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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  • Calle Las Damas (street of ladies) Is one of the first street of the Americas, use to be 500+years the place where the ladies of the Spanish society promenade, the Fortaleza Ozama (Fort Ozama) is loca...  more »
  • This is perhaps the most important street of the Zona Colonial. It leads to the Plaza Spain and the National Pantheon is on its way. It is a street that is obligatory to walk if you are in the Zona Colonial. Sometimes it is very difficult to walk by the number of vehicles and traffic. A Sunday morning is perfect for walking and take photos.
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  • It is like walking through time, in a few streets perfectly preserved colonial, their facades and decorations without any kind of modernity, an architecture where the use of stone and amalgam appear to preserve the history of the city
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