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Address: Chavon Blvd, La Romana 14000, Dominican Republic
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Altos de Chavon, is an architectural wonder, a 16th century replica of...

Altos de Chavon, is an architectural wonder, a 16th century replica of a Mediterranean village perched high above the Chavón River. The village was designed by Dominican architect Jose Antonio Caro, and created by Italian master designer and cinematographer Roberto Coppa. Dominican artisans handcrafted the stone pathways, decorative ironwork, furniture and enchanting buildings, reviving almost forgotten crafts of metal work and stone carving. Under Coppa's direction, each stone was hand cut, each wooden door frame was handcrafted and each wrought-iron detail hand-forged. Construction of the village began in 1976 and the village was inaugurated in 1982 with the concert of Frank Sinatra at the amphitheater. Altos de Chavon was built as a center of culture for the Dominican people. Dominican residents, tourists and working artists, flock to this magically inspirational locale.

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We spent an hour in this place - it is very nice, the shops are a bit expensive. Nice views on the river.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent an hour in this place - it is very nice, the shops are a bit expensive. Nice views on the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Altos de Chavon is inside Casa de Campo grounds, in La Romana. Also known as the artists city, this is a beautiful. astonishing place. It was constructed perched high, overlooking the Chavón River. The views of the river and surrounding tropical forests are spectacular! Altos the Chavón is a rustic place, decorated with lots of imagination and cobbled paths. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice recreation of mediterranean village. A nice place to enjoy the walking around and you could finish eating at a restaurant.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First I booked the tour at the resort-the company Soltour totally misrepresented what the tour was. Having read the trip advisor I wasn't prepared for what I Did NOT get. Of the 5 hour tour only an hour was spent at Chavon. prior to arrival, the tour guide advise NOT purchase anything as was over priced! I found out during... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful place to spend a day in vacations! The "city" up in the hill, has wonderful landscapes to look! You can visit, have very fine meals and but some "recuerdos"! The trip, by boat, is "sexy"😜!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Altos de Chavon twice many years ago, and I have good memories of the place. It resembles and old Italian village with and old church narrow streets and small places to eat an ice cream or a cafe expresso, or you can buy something to eat in a small market. What I remember is a lovely view the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Such an awesome area in Casa De Campo. Night was beautiful as well. Bars and nightlife could be a good time for certain ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We went to see Elton John at this venue. What an unbelievable concert. Had a great time. Wearing her was perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

One of the principal attractions in my country of origin. Every time I go there I make sure I visit Altos de Chavon, fascinating, charming, and even more interesting are the concerts held there. Love it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Located in La Romana, Santo Domingo. The structures in this place are simulating the Romans culture. It is a peacefull place, there is an anfitheater where artist present their shows. This theater is on the field, on ground, with no ceiling or cover. It is builded of pulished rocks and located on the top of a hill. Beside you can... More 

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