Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo

A World Heritage Site, Zona Colonial represents the oldest permanent settlement of the "New World," established in 1502. The old town district incorporates a host of historic sites, including many churches, forts, and museums that feature walls of stone, brick or earthen construction. Many visitors like to absorb the nightlife here, with a romantic setting of restaurants and bars amongst ornate architecture. Be sure to bring plenty of water, sunblock, and your camera. Add Zona Colonial and other attractions to your Santo Domingo trip itinerary using our Santo Domingo day trip planning app .
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  • I went on a tour, had a nice meal and drinks. The cathedral the fort were on very cool. The scenery was beautiful. you were bothered a bit by street peddlers  more »
  • The colonial zone offers different places to visit and that foreign visits of business and teach you the typical sites of the city of Santo Domingo. There are places to choose from, if you go to eat or listen to music.
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  • Its a Great place for friend and family. Variety of restaurants and a lots of historicals places. Grocerys store and much more. We went a group of 5 and had a blast.  more »
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  • DR's "Old Town," go during the day, there are tour guides who you can haggle with and they will show you around the various tourist spots.
  • A beautiful area filled with vendors, restaurants, museums, and more! Highly recommend anybody visiting Santo Domingo to make a stop here. Highly recommend checking out the restaurants too - a bit pricey, but worth the experience. Make sure to check out the historical sites in the area as well.
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