Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo
(4.1/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Is the tourist area and well worth the walk by the historic circuit. I recommend walking before with Chu-chu is a city tour in a train to understand the General and then visit the places. There are also a variety of shops where you can buy and Ambar and Larimar stones that are typical of the island.
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  • Excellent place to meet America's first city and the history of the Columbus family. A place to go in two or three days to do this thoroughly. Super recommended
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  • This is the oldest part of the city. Christopher Columbus (Colon Cristoval) here has come and stay. and here was one last time before leaving for the last time for Europe. Required step for those who come to Santo Domingo
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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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