Zona Colonial - Old Town, Santo Domingo

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Zona Colonial - Old Town

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    Plaza de la Independenia
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    Catedral Primada de America
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    Plaza de la Independencia

    by Patricialuv Written Aug 23, 2004

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    Favorite thing: This is where the rest of the founding fathers are located: Juan Pablo Duarte, Francisco del Rosario Sanchez, and Ramon Matias Mella.

    There are like the George Washingon, Lincoln, and Jefferson of the Dominican Republic.

    It is located near "El Conde" , also near "El Malecon".

    Plaza de la Independenia

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    Walking around the Old Town

    by marielexoteria Written Nov 14, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Besides comfortable shoes and clothing and a water bottle (or 2), a good map of the Old Town is good to have if you want to know where you walked by or information in general. A good one can be found at Colonial Zone. They have a printable version and the one on the link, where you can click on the numbers to find out about the places.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Historical Travel

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    Alcazar de Colon

    by Patricialuv Written Aug 23, 2004

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    Favorite thing: If you are interested in the history of Santo Domingo, make sure you visit "La Zona Colonial" It has many monuments that are more than 500 years old. There are tour guides that can help you and entrance fees are either free or extremely cheap.

    My honey on the Alcazar de Colon

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    The First Church in the Americas

    by Patricialuv Written Aug 23, 2004

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    Favorite thing: "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.

    Catedral Primada de America

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    Spend time in Zona Colonial,...

    by sketchyhand Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Spend time in Zona Colonial, the architecture is beautiful. I also recommend renting a car and taking a road trip for a couple of days. DR is an amazing country with many beautiful sights. Get out and off the beaten path!

    Fondest memory: The students at UNPHU university once again proved to me that the best way to learn about a country is to befriend locals and let them do the rest. You will be amazed at the friends you will make and the great things you can learn fron each other. I am already a much better cook, thanks girls!

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    LA ZONA COLONIAL

    by Joan58 Written Feb 3, 2003

    Favorite thing: 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.

    Fondest memory: 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.

    Calle de Las Damas

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