Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo

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A World Heritage Site, Zona Colonial represents the oldest permanent settlement of the "New World," established in 1502. The old town district incorporates a host of historic sites, including many churches, forts, and museums that feature walls of stone, brick or earthen construction. Many visitors like to absorb the nightlife here, with a romantic setting of restaurants and bars amongst ornate architecture. Be sure to bring plenty of water, sunblock, and your camera. Our Santo Domingo travel itinerary maker makes visiting Zona Colonial and other Santo Domingo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • It is a super romantic and nice I always saw security personnel attentive pass an afternoon more than encanftadora, the different establishments of quality mu and sobnre all very good prices. I am planning the next trip with co-workers.
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  • The tour is worthwhile, even though there is lots of history and architecture to learn about, it takes a little time, one morning, one can visit the major sites.
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  • The most interesting part of the city of Santo Domingo's Zona Colonial. The streets are lined with historic houses. One can go through in an hour. On the streets you can buy something to eat.
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  • DR's "Old Town," go during the day, there are tour guides who you can haggle with and they will show you around the various tourist spots.
  • A beautiful area filled with vendors, restaurants, museums, and more! Highly recommend anybody visiting Santo Domingo to make a stop here. Highly recommend checking out the restaurants too - a bit pricey, but worth the experience. Make sure to check out the historical sites in the area as well.
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