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Altos de Chavon School of Design

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Address: , La Romana, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: 809 523 8011
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Description: Located in a small Mediterranean-style town, this school trains top...
Located in a small Mediterranean-style town, this school trains top Dominican artists in a wide array of fields.
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Wonderful trip....transportation could be better

Likes:the ancient Santo Domingo,the stores,people were nice everywhere Cons: a noisy,old bus (noisy engine,everything was shaking inside etc)

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2014
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We loved our time spent here. Affordable, unique, and you feel like you've been transported back in time. Don't pay the cruise ship to get you there, you can get a very nice air conditioned van for $7 each right outside of the terminal.

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Middletown, Ohio, United States
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51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Located in the Altos de Chavon Village, this was a such a letdown. You entered the school went into a back room where they were weaving the fabric to make blankets. There were two people in the room, one working the loom and the other doing the actual weaving. Upon exiting, another person came and sat at the front door.... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The Altos de Chavon is a beautiful replica of an Italian village. The views of the Chavon River are outstanding! Lovely artists' shops and boutiques plus restaurants.

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Vancouver
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Likes:the ancient Santo Domingo,the stores,people were nice everywhere Cons: a noisy,old bus (noisy engine,everything was shaking inside etc)

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Boca Raton, Florida
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163 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Want to study art? It doesn't get any better. Wonderful 1976 stone reproduction of quaint Italian village. Get creative and get inspired!

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Bayahibe, Dominican Republic
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Great places to unwine and relax, wallk and enjoy the great scenery!! Food is a little expensive, but well worth it!!

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

We went on a private tour to Altos de Chavon area, not to the School of Design itself. The views of the river gorge, the gardens and the ancient-looking buildings, amphiteater and other monuments are very pretty, all very well kept. Be aware that if you are staying at a hotel in the La Romana-Bayahibe area, if your hotel requests... More 

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Corning, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

We visited with a cruise ship group. There was not a lot of activity, the stay was too long and the museum presentations were not interesting.

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Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

This school is for students that are from other countries that want to learn the art and cannot afford it. They survive on donations from rich people

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