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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  • We stopped at this port while on a Holiday cruise. During an orientation tour, we visited the palace of Diego Columbus, Christopher Columbus' son, who originally governed the Spanish colony at Santo D...  more »
  • visit with audio in Portuguese or other languages. From beginning to end in generates enchantment. A lot of culture, this Museum very conserved. Access the information very easy. I've been with young people delighted and would again. It is worth visiting.
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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.
  • Nice place with a lot of history and nice view
  • This is an special house in Santo Domingo, this is the only house of Cristobal Colon and where Diego Colon his son lived there too. It has a lot of history, this house is like a museum, still have the orinal bed and furniture of Diego Colon.
  • 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.

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