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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  • I spent with my wife 9 days in Punta Cana , Royal Bavaro Adults Only resort. At the begining following some travelers saying is dangerous going out of the resorts because heavy traffic , crazy driving...  more »
  • Many people told me to pass by Santo Domingo and go elsewhere in the country, I'm glad I didn't. The Colonial Zone is the place to be if you are a history buff. Loved the cultural experience, old buil...  more »
  • La zona colonial es uno de los mejores lugares de visitar en República Dominicana. Ven y conócelo y disfruta. 
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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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  • One of the best places to go in Santo Domingo, and by obligation, if you go to the capital of the Republic should not pass. Parks, museums, bars, restaurants, shops of all kinds, hardware store, super market etc. The area has everything you need. A good place for walking, with the family, couple or single. What is missing is a better lighting, remove the wiring in some streets and a most efficient way in the management of waste and destitute.
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