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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  • Nice visit and walks to do, absolutely, if you can. Small pleasant streets and calm atmosphere away from the hustle of the city in the evening also you can relax on the many plots and terraces
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  • Early in the morning and in the evenings, weekdays or weekends, I like to take a ride on the bike by the Colonial zone. I walk the José Gabriel García to reach the Calle Las Damas, hence taking the Isabel la Católica, then the Merino and occasionally took the Mercedes to extend my journey to independence Park and then take the Arzobispo Nouel. The Padre Billini, where I can see the Church Regina Angelorum, Parque Duarte and the Convento de los Dominicos cannot fall on my way. I can always see the Fortaleza Ozama and the national pantheon for the Calle Las Damas. And the best thing is to give several turns in the Plaza of Spain, especially in the mornings.
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  • Share a margarita with my spouse and friends will become a pleasant evening in the zona colonial. Front of the Cathedral there are several bars that play live music. Violins and guitars can be heard while you enjoy the view and passers-by. An unforgettable night.
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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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