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#1 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Religious Sites
This impressive cathedral, one of the earliest built in the Americas, is known for its dramatic architecture.
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#2 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
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Alcazar de Colon (Santo Domingo)
#3 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
Category: Historic Sites; Castles
Owner description: Built by Christopher Columbus's son between 1510 and 1514, this restored building was one of the first structures built in... more » Owner description: Built by Christopher Columbus's son between 1510 and 1514, this restored building was one of the first structures built in the oldest remaining European city in the Americas. « less
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Zona Colonial (Santo Domingo)
#4 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
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Altos de Chavon (La Romana)
#5 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
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Calle de Las Damas (Santo Domingo)
#6 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
Category: Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: This cobblestone street, the first ever built in the New World, is known for its numerous beautiful structures from centuries... more » Owner description: This cobblestone street, the first ever built in the New World, is known for its numerous beautiful structures from centuries past. « less
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#7 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
Category: Government Buildings; Cemeteries; Religious Sites; Historic Sites
This 18th-century Jesuit church is the resting place for many of the greatest Dominican heroes.
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Fort Ozama (Santo Domingo)
#8 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
Category: Historic Sites
The construction of one of the oldest forts in the Americas was completed in 1507.
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#9 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
Category: Religious Sites
This gothic-style chapel stands in Santo Domingo's Colonial District.
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Malecon Puerto Plata (Puerto Plata)
#10 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
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Malecon (Santo Domingo)
#11 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Neighborhoods
This popular thoroughfare is home to luxury hotels and casinos as well as historic monuments and statues.
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Plaza de la Cultura (Santo Domingo)
#12 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
A stretch of the city known for its cultural influence and the museums and galleries that constitute it.
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Fort San Felipe (Puerto Plata)
#13 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
Category: Historic Sites
One of the first European forts to be constructed in the Americas.
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#14 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
Category: Religious Sites
Owner description: Free admission is offered to this nineteenth-century cathedral which houses the tombs of several Dominican heroes and also... more » Owner description: Free admission is offered to this nineteenth-century cathedral which houses the tombs of several Dominican heroes and also includes beautiful stained-glass windows. « less
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#15 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
Category: Educational Sites
Located in a small Mediterranean-style town, this school trains top Dominican artists in a wide array of fields.
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#16 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: We are an English-Speaking, Non-Denominational, Spirit-Filled church. Every Sunday morning we meet at 10:30 a.m. in the... more » Owner description: We are an English-Speaking, Non-Denominational, Spirit-Filled church. Every Sunday morning we meet at 10:30 a.m. in the pavilions of Sosua Ocean Village. We have children's ministry, men and women fellowships, a discipleship school and much more! « less
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Gazcue (Santo Domingo)
#17 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
Category: Neighborhoods
A quiet residential neighborhood that exudes a suburban atmosphere with its shaded trees and attractive middle-class homes.
#18 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
Category: Ancient Ruins
The ruins of the first New World monastery lie here, destroyed by two different earthquakes.
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#19 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
  • Loveky old chapel. 02/07/2013
Category: Religious Sites
A small stone sixteenth-century chapel.
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#20 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
Category: Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings
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La Atarazana (Santo Domingo)
#21 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
Category: Historic Walking Areas
This area is home to a collection of 16th-century houses that now serve as art galleries and jewelry stores.
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#22 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
Category: Historic Sites
Once part of the city's original walls, this gate is an important landmark in old Santo Domingo.
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#23 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
Category: Historic Sites
The remains of one of Columbus's earliest New World settlements.
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Gate of San Diego (Santo Domingo)
#24 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
Category: Historic Sites
The old entrance to Santo Domingo from the city's port.
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#25 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: The former house of Francisco de Tostado, the first native professor at the local university, has been transformed into the... more » Owner description: The former house of Francisco de Tostado, the first native professor at the local university, has been transformed into the museum of the Dominican Family. « less
Las Piramides (Constanza)
#26 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
Category: Ancient Ruins
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#27 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
  • Almost missed it 11/26/2011
Category: Religious Sites; Ancient Ruins; Architectural Buildings
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#28 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
Category: Historic Sites
This convent is the site of the first university constructed in the Americas in 1538.
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#29 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
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#30 of 49 attractions in Dominican Republic
Category: Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings
Once the home of Ponce de Leon, the famous 15th-century European explorer and Dominican governor.
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