Chu Chu Colonial, Santo Domingo

Hop on Chu Chu Colonial and embark on a journey through the 500 years of history of a Santo Domingo World Heritage Site and the first place Christopher Columbus set foot in 1492. During a 35-minute narrated tour aboard this train, you'll learn about the 16th-century buildings, colonial churches, and cobblestone streets built along the Ozama River which tell the stories of Spanish influence, the history of independence, and common people who once lived there. Do not miss the bronze statue of Christopher Columbus in the central square nor the 16th-century church there. Local shops and restaurants line the European-style pedestrian street Calle El Conde. Audio guides to the different routes are available in five languages: Spanish, English, French, Italian, and Russian. Put Chu Chu Colonial into our Santo Domingo trip itinerary maker tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Santo Domingo.
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  • Took this trip as part of a Tui trip to Santa Domingo. What a waste of time. No information. Driver struggled with the vehicle. It broke down at least twice. The only time we received any info was a 1...  more »
  • The train is a not very extensive tour of the colonial zone while a guide gives some information of the places through which it passes. It is a nice walk...
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  • The Chu Chu train ride is a lot of fun to do. The price is a lot when you compare it to similar tourist trains, for example, in European cities. The staff speaks a nice word English. Asked in advance in which language you want to follow the tour. Depending on the language you will be in the front or rear wagon. On each wagon drive someone from the tour with it, this to the buildings, but also to prevent children from climbing on the wagons during the ride and to busy intersections to stop traffic. The train makes various buttons by Colonial and the ride takes about 45 minutes. It's an instructive ride, but for small children at one point rather too long.
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