Sofitel Nicolas Santo Domingo

Calle Las Damas, Cuidad Colonial, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 10211, Caribbean

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Forum Posts

Driving Map

by fjesus912

Hello i am traveling to Dr and i would like to know where can i find a driving map i am not going to rent a car i am borrowing one but will need a map.

Thank You

Re: Driving Map

by marielexoteria

I think have a PDF at home, if I find it I could send it to your e-mail address if you provide one.

Wait, do you need a map of Dominican Republic or Santo Domingo? Because I have a PDF map of DR right here.

Travel Tips for Santo Domingo


by Joan58

In Santo Domingo the historical center, La Zona Colonial, is a well preserved place and is considered Human Heritage by UNESCO. Here there are about 300 historical buildings, among which the first cathedral built in the New World and the first street, Calle de Las Damas. Some streets of the Colonial Zone are closed to traffic. Walking down Calle de Las Damas you can feel the atmosphere of the old days. I could imagine to meet a Spanish nobleman and his lady coming out from a main door.

The First Church in the Americas

by Patricialuv

"La Catedral Primada de America" as it is called in Spanish, was built in the early 16th century. This is where the first mass in the New World was made.

It is in very good shape and it's very beautiful on the inside as well.

Did you know Santo Domingo was...

by rd.

Did you know Santo Domingo was the first city of the New World as christopher Colombus called it, and was discoverd by Christopher Colombus.
That we are very rich in Ambar and other minerals, and that we defenetely have the best beer ( Presidente)..
And we also have the fisrt University Of The new Continent (: Universidad Autonoma de santo Domingo (UASD).

Politics in the Caribbean

by mikey_e

If you're interested in the politics that shape modern Dominican Republic, you might be interested in taking a trip to see one of the political party headquarters. There's one such house on Ave. Independencia just across from the entrance of the parking lot for Meliá SD. The parties really like to show up their founders and display party colours, so they can be quite a sight and the murals on the buldings are educational as well.

El Obelisco/Obelisco Macho

by mikey_e

The Male Obelisk or Obelisco Macho is, despite its innocous appearance, a massive tribute to dictatorship and oppresion. It was built in 1936 by Trujillo in order to commemorate the rechristining of his namesake quarter of the city, Ciudad Trujillo (which has since been renamed). Today it has a mural of the Mirabal sister, opponents of the regime who were murdered on Trujillo's orders. Despite the overt political nature of the Obelisco, there are few memorial plaques or explanations (I learned about it in the guide book) and it marks more of a mundane division between the part of the Malecón reserved from hotels and casinos (west of it) and that area in which you will find small restaurants and nightclubs catering to locals (to the east). It's right near Osvaldo Baez and the Malecón.


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