Tour the colonial area of Santo Domingo on a tour where you will discover the legacy of the Columbus family and the main monuments of the oldest city in America. Take a look at both sides of the place where maybe it all started.
Visit the oldest city in the New World and the first permanent settlement of Christopher Columbus after his "discovery" of the Americas. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1992 by UNESCO, Santo Domingo is a city with a large number of places erected for the first time in the new world, such as the first cathedral, the first paved road, the first university, the first hospital, the First stone house, the first tavern, etc.
Meet the Pantheon of the Fatherland, a great monument of the eighteenth century that houses the remains of prominent Dominican personalities. Our next stop will be the Plaza de España, where the Alcazar de Colón is located, former Admiral's residence. In this square we will also find the Museum of the Royal Houses, where we will know the palatial rooms that the former governors occupied. After visiting the museum we will pause to enjoy a typical Dominican lunch in the city center.
In the afternoon we will continue the tour with a panoramic tour of the modern area of Santo Domingo. In this tour we will know important buildings of the Dominican capital, such as the Palace of Fine Arts, the National Theater or the Presidential Palace. We will culminate the route on the banks of the Ozama River to visit the Faro Colón, a monument dedicated to the navigator where his remains rest. We will know the different historical theories, since experts do not agree on whether Christopher Columbus rests in Santo Domingo or in Spain, in the Cathedral of Seville.
The visit to the city ends, we will return to the hotels of Punta Cana, where we will arrive late in the afternoon