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Zona Colonial

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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“oldest city” (10 reviews)
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Zona Colonial is nice but not impressive. Although there are lots of historical building and spots, I found it to be dirty and a little but chaotic. There are way too many people offering their "guide" services and basically asking for tips in every...More

Thank Adriana P
Reviewed yesterday

I loved this area as it has the European aesthetic preserved. A must if you are in Santo Domingo even in the DR i really felt like i saw the real DR once visiting here from Punta Cana.

Thank Dayzers_
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nicely maintained historical centre with fortresses, churches, plazas, etc. walkable and not so crowded. Visited on a Sunday and was relatively quiet

Thank Lordchivi
Reviewed 4 days ago

Charming little streets with old but in good shape houses, good vibes and enough places to get some refreshments or hide form the sun with a bottle of beer or a cocktail

Thank Cristina G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Zona Colonial is quaint and full of charm. I stayed in a hostel in the colonial zone for four days, and still didn't get to see it all. Getting around is fairly straightforward, so it's hard to get lost. Wear comfortable shoes, because the...More

Thank kabobssss
Reviewed 1 week ago

By all means try AGORA Mall, just to get a diverse experience. Also get a local phone if you can and use Apolo Taxi ask for a caro con aire.

Thank clegalbap
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to Zona Colonial is a must for all visitors in Santo Domingo. There are several very nice restaurants and bars to get a drink and food, some of the best is Pate Palo, Buche Perico and several others. Specially enjoyable at night.

Thank Magnus G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice colonial to walk around, shop, restaurants. You have grocery store near by and place is nice and calm. Will stay there again😊

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the colonial zone with my wife on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Unique historical buildings, great restaurants, very friendly guides. Definitely a place to visit when in Santo Domingo!

Thank Leo N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited several "old town" areas in Caribbean cities. Santo Domingo's Zona Colonial was very nice, but needs more - they really need to invest a bit to clean it up. I will say this - the sidewalks were excellent compared to other Caribbean cities....More

Thank Robthegod3000
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How much time do we need to spend in Zona Colonial? Coming in from Punta Cana on Sunday for an overnight stay in Zona Colonial. Deciding on whether to take a 3 pm or 6 pm flight.
August 16, 2016|
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Response from Karen T | Reviewed this property |
Hi! From my experience I'd recommend between 3-5hrs, tops. We did lunch and walking around for a couple of hours.
Hello! We are with a group of about 20 with small children (ages 3 and up). What would be the best places to explore in Zona Colonial for all ages? I would appreciate recommendations for the order or doing things as well as prices. Thank you so much!
June 4, 2016|
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Response from travellover060 | Reviewed this property |
Ed D. did a great job answering the question. My only addition would be to wear very comfortable shoes. Streets are erratic and uneven in many places.
We are going to visit the Zona Colonial while in Santo Domingo for a ball game (we are staying in Samana). We will drive there and I'm wondering, is there any place to park our rental car for a few hours in or near the ZC?
December 23, 2015|
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Response from ChicagoPinata | Reviewed this property |
I'd advise against driving if you can, densely populated area and very crowded.