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Address: Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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The old entrance to Santo Domingo from the city's port.

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Bit of oldest history in the New World

This is part of the fortification near the Governor's House (otherwise known as Alcazar de Colon). These gates and the House and surrounding plaza are a must see for history... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 July 2016
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Florence, South Carolina

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Banning, Ca
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Part of the Fort System near Calle Las Damas and the Plaza Espana. Still can be entered to day if you wish from the main highway around the Colonial Zone Puerta de San Diego / Gate of St. James - Uphill from Highway

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Florence, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is part of the fortification near the Governor's House (otherwise known as Alcazar de Colon). These gates and the House and surrounding plaza are a must see for history buffs. We did it on a bike tour - but note that is is difficult to take the bike down the sloped Street out of the colonial city into the... More 

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Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

In this place you stll have this felling about old-time, the Spanish time is hier, it is never gone at all,

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

This gate is inside of the old military oupost. There was a fee of $10 to walk around the grounds. Go walk up to the top of tower to get the best view of the town!! There are local guides to walk around and explain about the grounds. We paid $10 for a brief tour.

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Ann Arbor, MI
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

This gate goes into Alcazar de Colon and Plaza de Espana ( Plaza de Armas ). It's worth a couple of pictures as you walk around area.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Off the main plaza, easy to fit in to the standard Zona Colonial walking tour. We fit our group underneath for a perfectly framed photo.

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

This place is right below the alcazar de colon. Used to be the gate/ entrance to the colonial city. Great place to visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Not much to say about it,great piece ,if you are interested in history it will make sense to you to see it..

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pocatello
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

There is nothing much about this gate except the history. Now that is the reason why it is a great piece. The reason being is that this was the gate that the Spanish governor would use to bring all of the items being brought into Santo Domingo to be checked to make sure nothing was illegal it was their customs... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

Unless you know the history of the place, the relevance of this gate is low. It's an old, unimpressive fortification, with little to actually see other than to state "I was there and I saw it." The museum close to it, however, Museo de las Casas Reales, is totally worth it.

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