Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo

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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  • October 3, 2017
    A place to enter and see every detail, prices are perhaps not the cheapest but it has an interesting variety.
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  • October 1, 2017
    We went to walk and a man named Jorge we accompany during more than four hours, taking us through several streets of the zona colonial and telling us the history of Dominican Republic, taking us pictures constantly. He was our guide and personal photographer. Excellent person.
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  • October 1, 2017
    It has a number of beautiful places to visit and a very pleasant atmosphere during the day. .. avoid certain areas after 8 o'clock...
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  • May 25, 2016
    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.
  • September 4, 2015
    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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