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. To visit Plaza de Espana (Plaza de Armas) on your holiday in Santo Domingo, and find out what else Santo Domingo has to offer, use our Santo Domingo trip planner .
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  • It is the front of the COLON produces one of the historic monuments more important of colonization. In this square are several restaurants and bars together and it is very crowded in the evenings.
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  • This is a broad plaza where you can imagine the Spanish troops martialling and parading. A good spot to see across the River Ozama, walking distance from Calle el Conde. It contains the home of Columb...  more »
  • The square of located between the Columbus Alcazar and the Museum of the Royal houses, in the zona colonial. Although it is not very striking, is actually quite simplistic, much with many bars to their surroundings making it an ideal area for a drink and eat to enjoy the lighting in the area and feel in the past.
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  • Iconic. If you visit Santo Domingo this is a must. A lot of history all over the place. Lot's of music and good food surrounding it. Parking is an issue.
  • A beautiful and historic area rich in history and culture. Certain nights have live music and events, and the area becomes very lively and fun with both tourists and locals. Check out one of the restaurants there if you can and try to catch a meal during sunset in the evening hours.
  • The perfect old view, a historical place, nerve seen in city, definitely you can not visit DR without visit Colonial Zone
  • This is a "must visit" spot for any tourist visiting Santo Domingo. It is filled with historical structures, and you can see how one of the oldest Spanish colonies in the western hemisphere was laid out, and how it felt. In the immediate area, you will find many little restaurants, little shops you can find decent gifts at, and many other historical sites. It gets really crowded on weekends, as the locals like to go to have a good time in that area.
  • Still a nice and pleasant place to spend time chatting, sitting or walking around. Casual and romantic.

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