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Parque Colon, Santo Domingo

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Historic Site
Get to the heart of the city's historic center at Parque Colon, a central square and popular meeting place. Frequented by locals and tourists alike, the park offers views of some of the town's architectural highlights, and features a central statue of Christopher Columbus, made in the late 19th century by French sculptor Ernest Gilbert. The square has a lively, bustling atmosphere, with hawkers, guides, taxi drivers, and many, many pigeons to watch from the comfort of the shade beneath a tree. By using our Santo Domingo trip itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Parque Colon and other attractions in Santo Domingo.
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  • Very shaded, with lots of people. Please, please, please stop asking me if I want a guided tour. Yes, I know that you are "licensed" by the "official" tourism department of Santo Domingo and that your...  more »
  • It is a very nice place, worth visiting if you have some spare time. Very very nice and helpful staff that managed to tell their independence story despite of the language barrier.  more »
  • Plaza with beautiful church and él parque de colón! Lots of birds, if u visit church , which u must , women wear long pants or skirt and sleeves!  more »