National Palace, Santo Domingo

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Government Building
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. Plan your visit to National Palace and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Santo Domingo travel itinerary maker.
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  • Worth a visit fast. Make take you pictures with palace guards, they are very friendly.
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  • Instructed building built by the dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, which contrasts quite the Majesty of the building with the poverty of the country. Not is if it will be possible to visit it on the inside, we saw it on the outside and took some pictures with the Sentinels.
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  • It is a willed presidential very picturesque, which offers tours to visitors, all very clean, very friendly area police.
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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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  • Excellent infrastructure and also the place of the corrupt.
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  • The National Palace is one of the most important building in Dominican Republic and its architectural design is one of the most emblematic of nation, told by own experience is very beautiful on the inside and leaves you with the factor wooo.
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  • For those who like to walk and see architecture and history is a good place to visit
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