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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 11, 2003

This is a n extremely fascinating place to see. The building itself has been referbished and includes many interesting artifacts. The tour guide was very professional and personable. On one side is the Ozama River; on the other is an expansive plaza, which becomes "the...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 8, 2013

I did not go inside. As most things in Santo Domingo, there are no sign leading to it. You have to FIND is on your own. It is on open field and you may approach as you want.

2  Thank Afonso C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The building and pieces inside are visually interesting, but there is not much educational value here, as very few of the pieces are identified/dated with placards. It would be nice to have pieces dated, their uses described, where the pieces were from, and notes about...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting somethings bigger. They use the plaza for great entretaiment.Its part of their history.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We weren’t inside the museum, but even from the outside it’s worth the visit. The huge area in front is full of people just hanging out or dancing to music by some local musicians and there are a lot of restaurants where you can grab...More

Thank Katrin R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An impressive construction with interesting rooms with beautiful pieces of furniture where lived the Viceroy Diego Colon. Full of history and grandeur. Do not miss

Thank Luiz44
Reviewed October 7, 2018

500 years on old and still looking good. I have seem a lot of old castles around the world and most are empty rooms one after anouther but they have taken the time and effort to set up every room with furniture and cloths from...More

Thank mattr436
Reviewed September 25, 2018

You know what is amazing? To realize this is the place were it all started, this is the cradle of all the latin countries conquered by Spain... This place is magical and full of history, be sure to have a tour guide with you, it...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Its beautiful. Lots of restaurants overlooking the square to relax, nibble have a drink. People watching is fabulous here. And on weekends there is often entertainment of one form or another.

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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise. The pieces inside were beautiful and unique. Probably the best historic house I’ve ever visited. Unfortunate view across the river but can’t blame that on Diego Columbus.

1  Thank PurplePapillon
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Definitely worth the time to tour and learn a little about the early European settlement in the New World then walk across the square for a drink at Pat's Palo.

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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Not much here to see, just a nice walk were you can take nice pictures. There are restaurant around it and people just walking by.

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Lucinda03
February 10, 2018|
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Response from Olga V | Reviewed this property |
Ask your Hotel Receptionist for City Tour to Santo Domingo (cheapest alternative)k, or Travel Agencies of the area. Alcazar de Colon open from Monday to Saturday from 9 to 5 and Sundays until 4 p.m. Rental of audiophone in... More
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January 6, 2015|
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Response from Olga V | Reviewed this property |
Negative. During CARNAVAL, you may wear any custom you like. Our Carnaval has many dates, and is celebrated at all towns. The most important ones are in LA VEGA and in SANTO DOMINGO. Check the website of our Ministry of... More
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