National Palace, Santo Domingo

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Architecture and history buffs should pay a visit to National Palace, where the president's office resides. The neoclassical building dates from the mid-20th century, featuring a design by Italian architect Guido D'Alessandro. You can't access the interior, but the guards may let you get up to the gate to snap a few pictures. Afterwards, take a walk around the area to see some interesting early 20th century residences dotted around. To visit National Palace on your trip to Santo Domingo, use our Santo Domingo itinerary builder app .
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  • House of the heads of State of the Dominican Republic only can be seen on the outside since there are no tours in which one can enter, or at least so they told me. This place is a replica "miniature" of the Congress of the United States command to build the dictator Trujillo in 1944 and was finished in 1947. Always there are guards at the door and one can ask them to open the door from the side (which is on the box of security to lean a bit in the perimeter of the Palace and take better pictures. Cute place but shame it's a brief visit.
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  • At the end of the visit to the colonial zone, we have stopped a moment, since it cannot be visited, to take a picture at the Presidential Palace.
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  • Lovely building that was built when the country was under a dictator. But looks very impressive with guards outside, plus police officer with whistle moving or stopping traffic  more »
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  • House of the president in chief. Just like the White house in WA, but DR version, cheaper, you know...
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  • Very good design, unfortunate that this full of thieves
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  • Beautiful, proud of my country.
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  • Excellent infrastructure and also the place of the corrupt.
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