Parque Colon, Santo Domingo

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. To visit Parque Colon on your trip to Santo Domingo, use our Santo Domingo holiday website .
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  • I spend many hours in the park watching the happenings. Great spot for the kids to hang out. Many vendors will approach you trying to sell things. Avoid the tour guides. They speak English and will of...  more »
  • This girl is interested in history, but then on the monument, it is not as heroically displayed.
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  • I spend an hour sitting in the park surrounded by hundreds of pigeons and local people milling about. There were several people playing musical instruments and others playing board games with friends....  more »

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