Museum of the Royal Houses, Santo Domingo

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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  • August 13, 2017
    Doesn't look like much from outside but has quite a few rooms and halls inside where you can walk around and see various historical exhibits. Good spot to spend sometime away from outside sun and heat...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Museum of interesting exhibits are really ancient. Many utensils, furniture ... Surprisingly all petty some bed as children! Audioguide in Russian is interesting to hear about the way of life of the local nobility and the history of Columbus and his family
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  • August 6, 2017
    Highly recommend take the time to view this residential complex that is unique in the history of the continent. It is very historical and contains information for those who wish to increase the general culture and everything it comes to the conquest of America. A classic of Dominican history.
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  • April 26, 2017
    Must visit
  • February 16, 2017
    Small nice Museum
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  • July 3, 2017
    One of the most complete museums in the area!
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  • July 13, 2016
    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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  • April 10, 2017
    Museum of the Royal houses.
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