Alcazar de Colon, Santo Domingo

Visit the World Heritage Site of Alcazar de Colon, built over 500 years ago by Diego Colon, Christopher Columbus’ son. Currently housing the Caribbean’s greatest collection of medieval and Renaissance works, along with its famed tapestry collection, the historical residence offers something to interest any art connoisseur. Admire the beautifully restored rooms, filled with artifacts from the colonial era, and be transported back in time. You can take a guided tour to gain greater insight into the history of the artifacts, or simply hire an audio guide. To visit Alcazar de Colon on your trip to Santo Domingo, use our Santo Domingo trip builder website .
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  • This place he lived Diego Colon, son of Cristóbal Colon. It allows to find history, observing how one lived in those years since the physical plant is maintained very well and keeps original furniture. Who conducted the guided tour, narrated in a very pleasant and colloquial way the history of this place which makes very interesting and pleasant visit
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  • Seeing dresses, dressers and instruments does not a history make. There are certainly some interesting tidbits in the audio (the english version has some comically-translated sections).  more »
  • Were with excursion from the tour operator, told interesting. Because small premises it is better to go in small groups. Adults and children here will be interesting and informative.
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  • Full of tours every day. Off course this is a "rebuilt" version as the original suffered a fire. Still feels like history and the guides do a good job.
  • The house of Christopher Columbus's son, Diego, and his wife is filled with history and some original (but most not) artifacts like clothing, armor, furniture and instruments. The tickets are about $2 each and include audio tours in most languages. Local guides can be hired at the entrance also.
  • If you're in the Colonial Zone area, you should definitely come to this place to learn from history and take pictures. This is the oldest Viceregal residence in America, and forms part of the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo World Heritage Site. During the early Spanish colonial period, this mansion occupied a very important place in history.
  • Nice museum, but I expected it to be bigger. It will take 40 minutes max
  • Diego Colón (Christopher Columbus son's house) a great spot to visit for a quick tour. We visited as part of a tour of Santo Domingo so were slightly rushed

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