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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

“Built between 1510 and 1540, the first cathedral of the Americas—known as Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica Nuestra Señora de la Encarcación o Anunciación, Primada de América—continues to stand tall in all of its glory over the heart of the Colonial City. The 500-year-old Gothic-style building continues to serve as the most important site for official ceremonies, and religious celebrations. Touring the interior reveals the cathedral’s ornate Gothic ceiling, colonial period oil paintings, sacred chapel rooms, as well as an area with gravestones containing the remains of archbishops. The remains of Christopher Columbus were found here in the 19th century.”
  • 32 locals recommend
“Parque Colon is the central square of the Ciudad Colonial historic district of Santo Domingo. In its Center stands a late-19th Christopher Columbus, in whose honor the square was renamed in 1887. Previously the square was known as Plaza Mayor”
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“Zona Colonia. Cool place to hang out. They have an outer area as well. $$$$”
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“ A Chocolate museum.. The history of kawkow is explained to you... here you can made your own chocolate or your own soap. ”
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Point of Interest
“great place full of everything that you need to see during your visit to santo domingo”
  • 10 locals recommend
“We visited while on an excursion to Santo Domingo and this is a nice way to learn a bit more about the history of the country. And also a nice way to cool down:) They sell drinks and snacks and some souvenirs. ”
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“Great place with a lot of museum of different kind and each one of them teaches you about different aspect of the history of the Dominican Republic since its colonization, restaurants, great place”
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“Facing the oldest cathedral in the Americas, this lively, shaded square is surrounded with colonial, republican, and modern architecture, and bustles with merengue musicians and sidewalk cafés, for plenty of people watching.”
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“ver more than two decades of existence, La Briciola of Santo Domingo has become the most venerated home for culture when it comes to celebrate a social or private event. Nights of love, parties Après le théâtre, fashion shows, unforgettable weddings, splendid concert, exciting fiestas characterized by the most highly admired international and Santo Domingo celebrities, too many to count, have been held and are still being held in this fascinating place. ​ Its party rooms and exclusive galleries surrounded by a romantic patio and exotic garden, its unexcelled elegant ambience with live music, classic service and Mediterranean cuisine like the highest quality in the restaurant La Briciola of Milan, transmutes each visit to La Briciola de Santo Domingo restaurant into an ...unforgettable moment…”
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“This restaurant is right in the middle of Zonal Colonial historical monuments.”
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“This is a well kept, beautiful and peaceful historical place surrounded by history and modernism. This historical monument is never alone. Regardless of the day or time, there are always people walking or sitting around it; people of all ages, cultures, colors, and backgrounds adding to its beauty. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
History Museum
“Occupying the former 16th century home of Spaniard Francisco Tostado, this striking colonial building restored into a museum—also known as Museo de la Familia Dominicana del Siglo XIX—showcases the lifestyle of 19th century middle class Dominican families with model displays of bedroom and library furniture to a charcoal oven kitchen, sewing room, and tea lounge. Items were collected from various prominent families to recreate each scene. The building’s double Gothic-Elizabethan window makes it the only house in the Americas with this architectural feature.”
  • 1 local recommends