Museum of the Royal Houses, Santo Domingo

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Marvel at classic colonial architecture from the 1500s at Museum of the Royal Houses, which once housed the administrative offices of the Spanish colonies, but now stands as a museum documenting the history of Santo Domingo. Request a personal guide and explore the labyrinth of rooms decorated with colonial furniture. The museum exhibits early legislation, the office of the chief judge, historical ceramics, military weapons, and all types of Taino artifacts. Take a quiet break in the interior courtyard, which features an elegant garden. Make Museum of the Royal Houses part of your personalized Santo Domingo itinerary using our Santo Domingo travel itinerary maker.
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  • This museum was the headquarters of the Presidential Palace from Pedro Santana to Trujillo. This last was who decided to order the construction of the current Presidential Palace and leave the real houses such as the Museum which is today.
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  • Place where you learn from Dominican history and our origins, where the voyages of Christopher Columbus and his crew are explicit. Samples of objects of the Spanish and indigenous of the time.  more »
  • For those who like history, must make the historic circuit of Santo Domingo. The Museo de las Casas Reales is in the Colonial zone of Santo Domingo. Is an interesting Museum, picturesque architecture and collection on the history of Spanish colonization. Did you go to the Captains Generals. Visit full of knowledge, despite the heat it was very interesting.
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  • Must visit
  • Small nice Museum
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  • One of the most complete museums in the area!
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  • It surprised me positively. Very organized. It has, like other Santo Domingo museums, a few digital audio devices suitable to avoid the "guides" that want you to charge for any speech and travel to the race. Has a pavilion of weapons really impressive.
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