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Address: Calle El Conde | Centro Histórico, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: 809 687 4722
Description: One of Santo Domingo's main gathering places, this plaza has a bronze...
One of Santo Domingo's main gathering places, this plaza has a bronze statue of Columbus at its center.
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Historical, Beautiful and charming.

I'm a local who is totally in love with the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo. Specially Parque Colón It is perfect to take your coffee, talk, waste time... It is never clean tho... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I'm a local who is totally in love with the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo. Specially Parque Colón It is perfect to take your coffee, talk, waste time... It is never clean tho, and never empty. Unless you are really interested in some architectural and historical information don't pay for a guide, they are damn expensive and you can find... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The church next to the square is where Christopher Columbus was first buried before reburial in Spain. Also, Pope John Paul visited this church. State of Columbus at the center of the square. Relaxing with locals and tourists around. I've been here many times over the years, and it's funny how I'll see the same locals each year. Quickly falling... More 

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Turnhout, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Beautiful square! A lot of historical sites nearby (walking distance). Top location in Santo Domingo. Very beautiful.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Lovely setting but certainly not pristine--would have liked more clean up of trash and trimming of bushes. a little unkept but certainly well used.

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Dominican Republic
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Parque Colon, in front of La Catedral Primada de America. place for Artist , Writer, and old people . Tourist like this place because its in the center the Colonial City. I like so much . I don't like the people to give money from you.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We spent a long time sitting on a bench in the sun watching school groups, vendors, tourists, and some locals. Really great place to waste an hour or so.

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56 reviews 56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I sat there for a while, and enjoyed a bottle of water. Nice place to spend a few minutes and rest. Beware of the many people trying to sell you things.

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Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This is where you'll find the European Crowd mixing with the locals. Sit in a cafe to have a beer or wine. Not too expensive either. Hotel Conde de Peñalba restaurant on the corner seems the best place & great be.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Musicians walk around and play the accordion or drum, or violin, vendors sell ice cream, people relax on the many park benches. Slow down and enjoy a difference pace.Then you'll understand why you see so many of the people smiling.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It's not really that big of a park. It's more like a green square with a few trees (but two really old ones they are massive!). There are lots of great restaurants around. Good place to stay and eat after a long day walking around the colonial zone. However, there was when we went there was a guy with a... More 

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