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Address: Altos de Chavon, La Romana, Dominican Republic
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great Taino collection

It's a small museum, but if you know Taino art (found on the Caribbean islands, also Puerto Rico), this has some important pieces.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My friend & I were the only ones in the museum. The guard whom I guess was bored struck up a conversation with my Cuban friend. He was very enthusiastic about all the artifacts in the museum & took it upon himself to tell us about EVERYTHING. We had a hard time politely removing ourselves from the conversation. He was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It's a small museum, but if you know Taino art (found on the Caribbean islands, also Puerto Rico), this has some important pieces.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

A well stocked and maintained museum, focusing on the history of the D. Republic through the indigenous population and the Spanish conquerors. Most of this fascinating museum features the Taino people, their artifacts and especially strange (to us in C21st) customs. Ask to see the Higuero tree and the heavyweight gourds - very impressive ! it is only a small... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This museum is behind the Catholic Church in the village of Altos de Chavon. It is very well air conditioned so staying a while to look at the displays and read the informative signs (in English and Spanish) is very doable. The museum is impressive in its appearance inside with museum quality display cases and signage. I found the display... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This was a very educational and interesting exhibit about the original inhabitants of the Dominican. The Taino people. We enjoyed walking around and seeing the artifacts and reading. a must stop in while in Altos de Chavon.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

If you find yourself in Altos de Chavon and you have any interest in the geological formation of jewels or just want to pick up some jewels cultivated from the local areas this small but nice museum is worth a stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2009

The museum is tucked away in Altos de Chavon, but worth the look (behind the chapel). The docent was interesting and informative. Programming for children. Gift Shop. Be generous in your donation!

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Address: Address: Altos de Chavon, La Romana, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  La Romana Province  >  La Romana

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