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Parque Colon, Santo Domingo

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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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  • Like most squares it the main meeting point for the area. Fun to people watch and is in just about the center of The Colonial Zone. Plenty of food choices. I don't remember the name but the corner res...  more »
  • Great gathering place in the the Colonial Zone to learn about certain historical elements in the city and to people watch. 
  • It is a beautifully landscaped and restored park with the oldest Cathedral in the new world. Many pigeons on the vorpark and in the middle of the colonial zone. From here, the so-called City actually begins tour of Sto. DGO. Down on the Calle de Damas read House, up to the Columbus past at the Pantheon and the Museum de las Casas Reales and the oldest Sundial in the new world. Who is interested in culture and history... a must...
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