Museum of the Royal Houses, Santo Domingo

(4.5/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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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  • One of the things to do in Santo Domingo if you stay 2 days, why not visit this place located in the colonial area.
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  • We did the audio ( English) tour here. $5US for two persons. Was s great insight into the islands history Well worth doing  more »
  • You will discover the Palace built by the son of Christophe Colomb (this last has not experienced this Palace since deceased prior to construction). One of the few places to visit in St Domingue because as soon as you get out of the tourist center, you find yourself in a completely different setting, very very dirty! Never seen so much dirt in streets, parks etc.
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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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