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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  • Большой плюс - есть аудиогид на русском (входит в стоимость билета). А сам музей - история колонизации, крещения в католичество, немного истории пиратства и собственно история острова Испаньола и горо...  more »
  • Es como entrar al tunel del tiempo y ver cómo estas personas vivieron, sus joyas, sus mecanismos para la caza y la pesca, lamentablemente también se encuentran elementos con los que fueron torturados ...  more »
  • Un musée qui évoque les pages d'histoire de Hispanolia puis de Saint Domingue. Intéressant à visiter. 
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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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  • The place is huge, so go comfortable, there is much to see, since you go and until the end, the gardens and terraces are beautiful.
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