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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo - description of the city:

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, was founded in 1496 by the brother of the famous explorer Christopher Columbus, Bartholomew Columbus. Originally the city was called New Isabella, but was later renamed in Santo Domingo, which translated from Spanish means "Holy Sunday". It is believed that the city was founded on this day.

The historic center of Santo Domingo is on the list of the World Heritage Sites.

Entertainment, excursions and places of interest in Santo Domingo:

The main attractions of the city are: the Fort San Diego, the palace Alcazar-de-Colon ("Fortress of Columbus"), the Fort Concepcion, the Casa de Bastidas ("Captain's Palace") and the Casa de Ovando, the first stone house the Casa del Cordon ("House of the ribbon"), the palaces of the Casa del Duarte and Casa Borgelia, the fortress La Fortaleza, the palace Hostal Nicolas Nader, the ensemble of colonial buildings Atarazana and the oldest paved street of the New World - Calle de las Damas.

And also, the symbol of the city is the lighthouse Faro de Colon ("Columbus Lighthouse"), which represents the museum and the mausoleum containing the remains of Columbus. It is worth visiting the National Pantheon, the mausoleum Baluarte ("Altar of the Motherland", where the founders of the Dominican Republic are buried: Duarte, Sanchez and Mella) and the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor (the oldest in America).

Currently a new tour program is being developed, which includes eight tours to the sights of the capital, most of which are located in the historic part of the city, added in 1990 to the World Heritage List.

Country Dominican Republic
International title Santo Domingo
Population 2,201,941 people
Timezone America/Santo_Domingo
State Distrito Nacional
Geographic coordinates Latitude: 18.50012 x Longitude: -69.98857

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Places to visit in Santo Domingo

  • Alcázar de Colón
  • Catedral de Santa María la Menor
  • Columbus Lighthouse
  • Museo de las Casas Reales
  • Fortaleza Ozama
  • National Palace (Dominican Republic)
  • Altar de la Patria
  • Malecon Center
  • Puerta del Conde
  • Teatro Nacional

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