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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Museum of the Royal Houses and many more Santo Domingo attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Santo Domingo day trip website .
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  • Beautiful setting, reminiscent of the Alhambra. Informative tour with headphones (available in English). Very laid back museum. It was affordable at $10 USD for two people, including the audio tour.  more »
  • The Royal Houses Museum is probably the highlight of all the cultural attractions in Santo Domingo. The building offers the visitor a view on how things were under the Spanish Viceroy although we also...  more »
  • This lays out how the Americas were conquered by European Explorers, etc. Very interesting museum. I really enjoyed being able to map out the routes different explorers used to set out from Santo Domi...  more »
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  • Museum of the colony, the building was used as a Palace of Government during the colonial period. I like its sober architecture.
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  • Small nice Museum
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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. It has a really impressive weapons Pavilion.
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  • One of the most complete museums in the area!
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Competition keeps prices in Santo Domingo competitive, with an excellent selection of accommodations catering to guests of all tastes and budgets. Zona Colonial offers by far the best choices, with a smorgasbord of hostels and bed and breakfasts lining the capital's well-preserved central streets. From there, you'll enjoy easy access to the best attractions in Santo Domingo, as well as the beach and the river. Look southwest along Avenida George Washington to stay at a higher-end hotel with views over the water.
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