Plaza de Espana (Plaza de Armas), Santo Domingo

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Head to Plaza de Espana (Plaza de Armas), a common meeting area for locals and home to some of the city’s most important buildings. Surrounded by cafes with outdoor patios, the square is a great place to grab a bite, a drink, or to watch local life go by. The large open square is home to Alcazar de Colon, the oldest Viceregal residents in America. Look for the house of Diego Columbus, son of Christopher Columbus, which sits on the square. Before you head to Santo Domingo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Santo Domingo travel itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Santo Domingo has to offer, including Plaza de Espana (Plaza de Armas).
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TripAdvisor
  • Bonito. Hay un par de opciones para comer con buenos precios y buen producto. Algo demorados, pero en general bueno. 
  • Nachts ein Spaziergang zur Plaza de España ist Romantik pur . Viele Restaurants laden zum verwöhnen ein . Gutes Essen , Musik und rund um Kultureller Hintergrund . Jedesmal wenn ich in die Dominikanis...  more »
  • La plaza en si misma es muy sencilla, lo que la hace atractiva es que de un lado tiene el Alcázar de Colón, de otro lado El Centro Histórico y que en algunos costados tiene pequeños bares y restaurant...  more »
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  • Quite a nice square with some good (albeit quite expensive) places to eat on one side. It's also not far from many of Santo Domingo's main sites. But I did think it lacked something...it wasn't overly picturesque nor did it really have much of a centre point.
  • If you are a bohemian or love "small" history, then this place is fine. However, I am a person that likes peace and quiet, so this is not the place for me. Trying to park, or even drive, around this area is a real nightmare.
  • Love the environment of La Plaza de España! Polite and very vivid people fill the beautiful streets of stone. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting to explore the culture of the Dominican Republic.
  • The hearth of Zona Colonial, there you can find the Columbus Palace ans some good restaurants.
  • Excelente lugar para distraerse y botar el estrés. Vigilado e iluminado.