Santo Domingo Tour Ideas
<p>The Alcazar of Diego Columbus, the Cathedral, Royal Houses Museum, Ozama Fort, a number of first institutions formed in the Americas, monastery, convent, university, hospital, and other very early 16th century institutions are explained from outside by a historian and researcher getting into the reasons of their formations and evolutions. Follow the footsteps of the Columbus and the conquerors actions to the indigenous and Spanish population; understand the administrative foundations and the architectural and art beginnings of an entire continent and where the first slaves in the Americas were sold and how life was back then in the colony, like convents stretegic roles .</p>
<p>The city captured by British, pirates and corsairs, French, Haitian, and Americans aces expectations. See landmarks, film locations, and centennial urban transformation and modern ways of businesses too. </p>
Get to know the first European city in America. Here was the first Cathedral built, the first Bishop sanctified, resided the first Governor and the first hospital opened. The lively city with its three million people has a lot of cultural attributes of interest, in particular architectural sites, like nowhere else offered in the Hispaniola. You start at the historic colonial city, from UNESCO recognized World Heritage Site. During the stroll you will visit the Palace of Diego Columbus, the historic museum “Casas Reales”, the Palace of the 1st Governor, the Cathedral (closed on Sundays), and the “Colon Park”. You'll walk through the “Calle de las Damas” (the Lady's street) and down the pedestrian “El Conde” where you'll see many shops, street vendors, bars and restaurants.
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