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Dominican Republic - Cultural

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Ranked #31 of 51 Cultural in Dominican Republic
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
This convent is the site of the first university constructed in the Americas in 1538.
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Gate of San Diego (Santo Domingo)
Ranked #32 of 51 Cultural in Dominican Republic
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
The old entrance to Santo Domingo from the city's port.
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Ranked #33 of 51 Cultural in Dominican Republic
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
The remains of one of Columbus's earliest New World settlements.
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Ranked #34 of 51 Cultural in Dominican Republic
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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
Victorian Times (Puerto Plata)
Ranked #35 of 51 Cultural in Dominican Republic
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Ranked #36 of 51 Cultural in Dominican Republic
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Cultural
Once the home of Ponce de Leon, the famous 15th-century European explorer and Dominican governor.
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Ranked #37 of 51 Cultural in Dominican Republic
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
One of the first Spanish-style houses in the New World, this building now serves as a cultural center.
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Ranked #38 of 51 Cultural in Dominican Republic
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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La Aleta (La Romana)
Ranked #39 of 51 Cultural in Dominican Republic
Category: Ancient Ruins; Cultural
Numerous Taino artifacts were uncovered at this ancient Indian site following a 1996 excavation.
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Category: Historic Sites; Cultural

Natural monument cave of the pomier  The cave of the pomier is considered the capital of the painting art of all the Caribbean. The Pomier Caves are the most extensive example of... more »

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Category: Mysterious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: A shaman who lives in El Naranjo and is a representation of how little rural Dominican villages have changed since the 16th... more » Owner description: A shaman who lives in El Naranjo and is a representation of how little rural Dominican villages have changed since the 16th century. « less
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Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
A Catholic cathedral near Santo Domingo.
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Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
This simple church, which sits in the center of Puerto Plata, is known for its white towers.
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Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: This long shipwreck, which has rested on the ocean bottom since 1986, is covered with corals and sponges and is home to... more » Owner description: This long shipwreck, which has rested on the ocean bottom since 1986, is covered with corals and sponges and is home to schools of fish. « less
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Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
This 170-foot-long steel ship is home to a plethora of interesting marine life, including the occasional barracuda.
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Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
This 50-foot-long boat sits in shallow water and is popular among divers.
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The Tower (Samana Province)
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Category: Historic Sites; Geologic Formations; Cultural
Owner description: This huge underwater rock structure rises over 150 feet to just under the surface and is an interesting place for divers to... more » Owner description: This huge underwater rock structure rises over 150 feet to just under the surface and is an interesting place for divers to explore. « less
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Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: This sixteenth-century mansion was built for Rodrigo de Bastidas, one of the most powerful men in the early days of the... more » Owner description: This sixteenth-century mansion was built for Rodrigo de Bastidas, one of the most powerful men in the early days of the colonial era. « less
House of Gargoyles (Santo Domingo)
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Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Once the home of Jesuit monks and now the home of the Institute of Hispanic Culture, this sixteenth-century building has a... more » Owner description: Once the home of Jesuit monks and now the home of the Institute of Hispanic Culture, this sixteenth-century building has a facade covered with gargoyles. « less
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Chapel of the Rosary (Santo Domingo)
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Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
One of the oldest churches in the Americas, this chapel was built in 1544.
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