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Alcazar de Colon

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Address: Plaza de Espana | Off Calle Emiliano Tejera at foot of Calle Las Damas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: (809) 686-8657
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Built by Christopher Columbus's son between 1510 and 1514, this restored...

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.

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Fantastic Museum, not to be missed!

Many fascinating pieces of artwork and historical artifacts. This is the best museum in Santo Domingo and should not be missed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Debra100
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many fascinating pieces of artwork and historical artifacts. This is the best museum in Santo Domingo and should not be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was magnificent. The people working there are super nice. Very helpful. Again you will find headphones to understand in English. Truly amazing to be able to see their real furniture, the boat cargos, the building itself wow. All at a walking distance. From the Plaza, super safe for tourists. You could see couples and families enjoying the singers, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I honestly did not know what to expect with The Alcazar de Colon as attractions in the area are hit or miss. I must say it was a very nice surprise to see this museum very well organized. The exhibitions give you an idea of what life was like for the Nobels during the conquista. Each room is carefully decorated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for some history sites and an area with a great history background, this is it. A museum area with other great historical sites. El Alcazar is home of the Columbus family when they discover America. Some museums around. Spectacular restaurants opening in the early night. Perfect dining place for couples.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Alcazar de Colon is a beautiful place in the Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo. It's like traveling back in time to the 1500's. One can explore Diego Columbus's "home" to see how Christopher Columbus's son lived in the colony time. They offer translation headphones for those who don't speak Spanish and the guides are friendly. Beware of pickpocketers outside... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

awesome place we enjoyed it very much, . there is a lot of history available at your hand in the Dominican Republic we all should take advantage of it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wort an hours stroll through the building and glimpsing the life lived in those days by this gentleman's family .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The number of original artifacts contained in this home truly surprised us. Well worth the time and expense to experience colonial history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

If you are into history & cultural tours. This is packed full of such information. Artifacts galore. Nice and informative guides. Lots of stairs & walking. Headsets to hear the guide clearly. Pace was pretty quick but still enough time to take photo's after the room is clear. Definite stop for history buffs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

saw some negative reviews, not sure why someone even did not like it or found it average. The house was big and nice collection of the historic elements, and I love seeing old houses. Nice rooms with nice ventilation, one of a kind place. May be not for luxury lovers. DO NOT MISS IT. The cost of the ticket is... More 

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