Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo

Must see · Landmark · Tourist Spot
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. Add Zona Colonial and other attractions to your Santo Domingo trip itinerary using our Santo Domingo day trip planning app.
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  • Had a great walking tour of the city during COVID with our guide, Juan, and Jhoan.I would recommend Kayoe Excursiones.  more »
  • It's really interesting walking around and visit the historical city center of Santo Domingo. It's full of culture and history about the Spanish, French and American domination of the past...  more »
  • Old cobbles streets and lots of history make this a great place to walk around. Good for kids too! Lots of space in the big plaza to run!  more »

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