Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo

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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. Our Santo Domingo travel itinerary maker makes visiting Zona Colonial and other Santo Domingo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The Colonial Zone is great. Amazing architecture, history, & views. I love exploring places like this so I Am partial! The entire area is fun to explore with beautiful history and good restaurants. Th...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Very interesting to discover the first city founded by the Spanish in America. At the beginning of the ride was a little insecure, but after that the volume of tourists was increasing I became more confident. I found it quite annoying harassment of the guides. I understand that it's their job, but they also have to understand that it's not.
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  • August 14, 2017
    It was a good experience with friends... View my a resent wax museum opened in March this year... The Rapporteur was excellent we excited the way they tell the story of their patriotic heroes... I recommend the historic visit of. The. City is beautiful
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  • May 25, 2016
    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.
  • September 4, 2015
    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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