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Alcazar de Colon

Plaza de Espana | Off Calle Emiliano Tejera at foot of Calle Las Damas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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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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Plaza de Espana | Off Calle Emiliano Tejera at foot of Calle Las Damas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
+1 809-682-4750
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited with my two children (5,7) and we all loved it. Well maintained exhibition, interesting to feel where the descendants of Colon (Columbus) lived. Entrance at only 2usd including the audio guide that my kids enjoyed very much

Thank Lordchivi
Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is very nice and it houses an interesting, but not so big collection about life of viceroys and their court in Santo Domingo. It would also worth the price for the views from the balconies only. The entry fee also includes an audioguide.

Thank Márk N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice 16th century home. Audio guide included. Only 100 pesos per person. close to colonial zone. Would recommend.

Thank Mackenzie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I admit that I am not the biggest fan of Columbus. The architecture was very cool. Good old stuff in the the house.

Thank Robthegod3000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seat of Don Bartolomeo Columbus brother of Christopher Columbus. A must visit when in Santo Domingo.

Thank jonathanmbaez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first city of america. An historical place that alocates the house of Diego Colon in the Americas

Thank Taidi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice castle, very interesting exhibition, definitely in our TOP5 of Dominican Republic. It gave us a nice history background for the trip around Santo Domingo in general. Worth visiting.

Thank Eliz456
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was amazed to find a Governor's Palace built by the son of Columbus in 1510 located in Santo Domingo! It is not a large building but it's architecture is open, airy and perfectly suited to the tropical climate. It is easy to imagine Diego...More

Thank SMLBill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a very interesting museum, convenient to get to, small enough to go through in a reasonable amount of time. Entrance fee is only about US$2 for adults. An audio tour is available in various languages. I wish it had more printed information or signs.

Thank stevebrauning
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great site and would recommend this tour to anyone that enjoys culture. You will spend at least 2 hours at this location.

Thank Monty M
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Is there a day/time when docents dress up in period costumes (as I read somewhere). We would like to know whether to save our visit for that time. Please only respond if you have the specific information.
January 6, 2015|
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Response from Tony S | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if there is a time when the dress in period costume as we were only there once