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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  • Visited the colonial zone with my wife on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Unique historical buildings, great restaurants, very friendly guides. Definitely a place to visit when in Santo Domingo!  more »
  • I've visited several "old town" areas in Caribbean cities. Santo Domingo's Zona Colonial was very nice, but needs more - they really need to invest a bit to clean it up. I will say this - the sidewalk...  more »
  • The DR in general, and Santo Domingo in particular are something or an assault on the senses, especially when visiting from a more gentile culture, and that is part of its appeal of course. I visited ...  more »
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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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