Historical Walk, Discover the Colonial Zone

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Enter yourself in the cultural and historical wealth of Santo Domingo with this tour in the colonial zone. Accompany your guide while you explore the most prominent monuments of the colonial city.

Highlights

  • Explore the most prominent monuments of the colonial city
  • Know the oldest cathedral in America. Know the best saved secrets of the city.
  • Enjoy a dynamic and historical tour

Description

Delve into the cultural and historical wealth of Santo Domingo with this tour of the colonial zone. Accompany your guide as you explore the most notable monuments of the colonial city. In this experience we will thoroughly explore each emblematic point of the tourist area of Santo Domingo, providing detailed information and taking the time necessary to do so. On our tour you will visit the following places: Colon Park: We will begin our tour at Parque Colón, which is the epicenter of the colonial city and serves as a central recreation space. Here you will find a rich concentration of notable monuments, such as the Primate Cathedral of America, the First City Hall of Santo Domingo, the picturesque El Conde Street, famous restaurants, shops and many other attractions. At the heart of this park is a statue of Christopher Columbus, erected in 1887 by the talented French sculptor Ernesto Gilbert. Primate Cathedral of America: This Cathedral and Minor Basilica, located in the colonial city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is consecrated to Saint Mary of the Incarnation, also known as the Annunciation. Officially, it is named after Holy Metropolitan Basilica Cathedral Church of Our Lady Saint Mary of the Incarnation or Annunciation. It is located at the intersection of Arzobispo Meriño and Isabela la Católica streets, near Parque Colón, with its main entrance facing west, in front of Arzobispo Meriño street, near the corner with Arzobispo Nouel. National Pantheon: The National Pantheon is a place dedicated to being a mausoleum where the mortal remains of prominent figures in the history of the Dominican Republic are preserved. This enclosure has about 36 empty spaces intended to house the remains of future national heroes. In addition, it includes a space without a specific plaque in honor of the unknown soldier. Museum of Royal Houses: The Museum of the Royal Houses, previously known as the Royal Palaces during the time of Captaincy General and Province, is based on two palaces dating from the 16th century. It was built by order of the Crown of Castile, under the reign of Ferdinand II of Aragon. Alcazar de Colon: The Alcázar of Colón was erected between 1511 and 1514, taking as inspiration the design of a previously existing castle in Mancera de Abajo, Salamanca (Spain), of which there are still remains in ruins. Duarte Museum: The Duarte Museum is a space dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of the history and legacy of Juan Pablo Duarte, considered one of the founding fathers of the Dominican nation and leader in the fight for the country's independence.

Includes

Colón Park Primada Cathedral of America Pantheon of the Homeland Alcázar de Colón Juan Pablo Duarte Wax Museum Osama Fortress

Important Information

  • We recommend wearing fresh clothing and comfortable shoes for this activity. We will be waiting for you at the Sun Clock, in front of the Royal Houses Museum to carry out this activity.

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