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Santo Domingo Sightseeing Tour
"Your sightseeing tour of Santo Domingo starts with hotel pickup by coach. Throughout the tour listen to commentary about the city’s history and culture from your guide. Begin in the Colonial Zone — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — where some of the city’s oldest and most important churches monuments and other landmarks stand. Located on the west bank of the Ozama River the Colonial Zone is home to Spanish colonial architecture and the Catedral Primada de America the oldest cathedral in the Western Hemisphere. Your tour continues around the city stopping to show you historical attractions and modern-day points of interest like the Centro Comercial Blue Mall. At the Jardín Botánico Nacional (National Botanical Garden) hop off the bus and go inside with your guide to admire the garden’s tropical plants
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All-Inclusive Santo Domingo Day Trip from Punta Cana
"From your Punta Cana hotel you will be transported to Santo Domingo. The first stop will be at ""Los Tres Ojos"" a limestone caves containing a series of three lakes. Here you will learn about the Dominican Republic's first inhabitants - the Taino Indian you will go directly to the Columbus Lighthouse built in 1992 on the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's landing in the New World. Then off to the oldest streets of the Western Hemisphere located in Santo Domingo's Colonial Zone. Be ready to walk and take pictures along the Colonial Zone starting at the Col this was the home of Christopher Columbus's son Don Diego. From the Palace the tour will go through the historic Plaza de Espana and on to Calle Las Damas (the first paved street of the New World). Keep walking to the National Pantheon where heroes were laid to rest. The colonial tour will culminate a""
From $85.00
 
Punta Cana Day Trip: Catalina Island and Altos de Chavon
"You'll be picked up from your hotel in a comfortable bus with air conditioning and head to your first stop -  Altos de Chavon.Also called the City of Artists Altos de Cavon is like a medieval Mediterranean city of extraordinary beauty which stars have paraded in the amphitheater as Frank Sinatra Carlos Santana Sting Luis Miguel. Next descend the stairs to reach the Chavon River
From $99.00

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Doing churches

There is no lack of ecclesiastical architecture in Santo Domingo. This is a typical Spanish colonial city and as such it relies heavily on God and Armaments so respectively one gets churches and...
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Assenczo
Mar 05, 2013

Convento de los Dominicos

The Convento de los Dominicos was the first university in the Spanish New World, but this institution was later moved to the Catholic University and the building here returned to its earlier use as a...
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Nov 12, 2007

Iglesia Santa Bárbara

The Iglesia Santa Bárbara is not exactly on the tourist path for those who visit Santo Domingo. We stumbled on it while (stupidly) attempting to walk from the Zona Colonial to the Faro a Colón, and...
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mikey_e
Sep 10, 2007

Regina Angelorum

The Regina Angelorum (Queen of the Angels) was once a nunnery, but its true draw is the massive exterior to required over a century of work to be completed. The odd thing is that, unless you come...
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mikey_e
Sep 10, 2007

Iglesia de la Altigracia

The Iglesia de la Altigracia is a Victorian-style church that has a bit of a reputation among local Dominicans as being a place of healing. It is actually an enlargement of the 19th century chapel of...
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Sep 09, 2007
 
 
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Things to Do Near Santo Domingo

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Faro a Colón - Columbus Lighthouse

Christopher Columbus or Cristobal Colon as the Spanish call him is larger than life itself in the Dominican Republic. Considering that this island’s government and society have had quite a bit of...
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