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Altos de Chavon School of Design

La Romana, Dominican Republic
809 523 8011
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Ranked #11 of 15 Attractions in La Romana
Type: Educational Sites
Description: Located in a small Mediterranean-style town, this school trains top Dominican artists in a wide array of fields.
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Middletown, Ohio, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
41 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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