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Calle de Las Damas

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Calle de Las Damas

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Calle las Damas - From Plaza de Espana to the Malecon Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo 10210 Dominican Republic
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LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Sep 16
Rio de Janeiro, RJ7,935 contributions1,290 helpful votes
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"Calle las Damas" is really unmissable at any visit to Santo Domingo's "Ciudad Colonial"! As the very first street of the "New World", it seems all main attractions are here! Starting right from the "Alcázar de Colón" at the "Plaza de España", one will find here important colonial monuments such as the "Convento de Santa Clara", "Fortaleza Ozama", "Panteón Nacional" (at the old "Convento de los Jesuitas"), "Plaza María de Toledo", "Casa de Nicolás de Ovando" (a hostel), "Casa de Bastidas" (a children's museum), "Museo de las Casas Reales", "Casa de Hernán Cortés" (the French Embassy), "Escaleras de las Damas" (next to the "Malecón") and many others. "Calle las Damas" dates from 1502, just four years after the foundation of the city in 1498, and has had, along the centuries, many different names: "Calle de la Fortaleza, de Colón, del Gobierno, del Palacio, de la Capitanía General y del Convento de los Jesuítas"! The actual name - "Calle las Damas" - refers to Doña María de Toledo (wife of Don Diego Colón - the fourth Governor General of "La Hispaniola" and eldest son of Christopher Columbus) and her ladies-in-waiting, who used to stroll along the ancient cobblestone street. If you don't know yet, Doña María de Toledo was, at her time, the most powerful and highest ranking Spanish noblewoman of the Americas! She was a great niece of King Ferdinand I of Aragón and grand daughter of the first Duke of Alba, having even acted, in the absence of her husband, as Viceroy and regent of the colony. And one last remark, "Calle las Damas" is part of Santo Domingo's "Ciudad Colonial", which was appointed by Unesco, in 1990, as a "World Heritage Site"! Absolutely unmissable! Enjoy!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Miguel wrote a review Feb 2020
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Full of history, wider than most XVI century European street, great experience. For me, the most beatiful street in Santo Domingo.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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bestme wrote a review Dec 2019
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Very nice all around the colonial zone, very nice to walk around and enjoy part of our story, is very clean and well kept, come and visit something more than beach and sand :)
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Date of experience: November 2019
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loccomaria wrote a review Nov 2019
Ibiza, Spain1 contribution
Must do So beautiful and historic I did so wow great pictures there All old center is amazing and fantastic
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Mario MVA wrote a review Oct 2019
107 contributions15 helpful votes
In this historic street you will find local market and well preserved colonial buildings. It is part of the centro colonial.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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