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Alcazar de Colon

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Address: Plaza de Espana | Off Calle Emiliano Tejera at foot of Calle Las Damas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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+1 809-686-8657
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Built by Christopher Columbus's son between 1510 and 1514, this restored...

Built by Christopher Columbus's son between 1510 and 1514, this restored building was one of the first structures built in the oldest remaining European city in the Americas.

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Nice Meeting Square at Dusk

This is where most restaurants are located in the colonial zone. Large open square for everyone to come out at night and watch one another. Statue of Columbus was one of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is where most restaurants are located in the colonial zone. Large open square for everyone to come out at night and watch one another. Statue of Columbus was one of the better ones I've seen.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice, relatively short visit to do, in the jeart of the Colobial zone. Basically you'll see the furnitures and some tools of Colombus brothers' house, as well as some important documents and explanations of some procedures back then. It has audio available in several languages, through headsets. It's only worth 100 pesos and small kids don't pay

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Farmingdale, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the one place you can get a great photo. Don't miss this photo opportunity with your whole family. The plaza is not filled with people, that is, they don't hang out there so you can get a fantastic photo without lots of other people in it. The plaza is great at Christmas as they have some good decorations... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first stop of our Santo Domingo tour. Interesting tidbits of history but nothing much to see really. If this is not part of your packaged tour, it can be skipped.

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Tamarac, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the home of son of columbus and has various stages in the history of the country. You can see the real antiques and painting of him and his son. This is also a must see

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building houses the Museo Alcazar de Diego Colon, or Christopher Columbus' son. It was his residence when he became the 4th Governor of the Indies in 1509. It's a UNESCO World Heritage site and sits on the Ozama River in Santo Domingo. There's a small entrance fee and you can rent an audio guide which I found very interesting.... More 

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Marshall, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! You can so feel the history. This and the main Cathedral in town are the only two buildings left from the early 1500's. It's more like a castle or fort than a house. Loved the canons. It is a shame that there is a road cut through part of the fortifications, but oh well. Also, the are outside is... More 

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Sosua, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Rent the audio tour. Cool historical stuff. Very interesting, and had some nice views of the plaza and the river.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Alcazar de Colon was the palace of Christopher Colombus' son, Diego. It is a very nice alcazar, pleasant to the veiwer, and a wonderful location facing the Ozama river and the whole Plaza de España. Personally I don't like the inside. It is furnished with replica furniture and nothing more. One thing that is definately beautiful are the "waiting windows"... More 

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Ferndale, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

There is a lot I didn't know about Christopher Columbus, the so called discoverer of the USA, my birth country. When you take this guided tour, you you learn a lot.

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