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Altos de Chavon

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Address: Chavon Blvd, La Romana 14000, Dominican Republic

Altos de Chavon, is an architectural wonder, a 16th century replica of a...

Altos de Chavon, is an architectural wonder, a 16th century replica of a Mediterranean village perched high above the Chavón River. The village was designed by Dominican architect Jose Antonio Caro, and created by Italian master designer and cinematographer Roberto Coppa. Dominican artisans handcrafted the stone pathways, decorative ironwork, furniture and enchanting buildings, reviving almost forgotten crafts of metal work and stone carving. Under Coppa's direction, each stone was hand cut, each wooden door frame was handcrafted and each wrought-iron detail hand-forged. Construction of the village began in 1976 and the village was inaugurated in 1982 with the concert of Frank Sinatra at the amphitheater. Altos de Chavon was built as a center of culture for the Dominican people. Dominican residents, tourists and working artists, flock to this magically inspirational locale.

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Nice walk around "new" old village. Tons of stuff to look around with family's. Can't believe its build in seventies.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cotuit, Massachusetts
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Cotuit, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walk around "new" old village. Tons of stuff to look around with family's. Can't believe its build in seventies.

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited from a cruise ship docking in La Romana. There are no shuttles from the port to Altos de Chavon. There are taxis. They cost $30 round trip plus $6 each additional person. $20 one way. If you do round trip the taxi will wait an hour for you to explore. It costs $5 per person to enter Altos... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dont wear heels!! Pretty, but food choices are mediocre and overpriced for my taste! We enjoyed the walk around, however the whole place is pretty small, so dont leave yourself too much time for walking.

Thank Ola S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All this area is inspired in ancient Italy. Absolutely beautiful. They have restaurants, souvenir shops, a beautiful view and great food. The amphitheater is breathtaking

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Not far from La Romana's cruise port, inside the prestigious Casa de Campo tourist complex is Altos de Chavon (Heights of Chavon). The Chavon river is about 100 feet below street level. The village is reminiscent of a 16th century Mediterranean village with cobble stone streets, shops, restaurants, bars, a fountain, a museum, a church, a 5000-seat amphitheater and even... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Altos de Chavon is a fascinating destination. Buildings and arena have the feel of an old European city. Beautifully situated above Rio Chavon it is remarkably beautiful. Great for a lazy morning or afternoon stroll. Restaurants and shops are mixed into the area. There is a Pete Dye golf course, Dye Fore, that is visable from the village. I didn't... More 

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

We went here with the Parson's School of Design for an Antonio Lopez Fashion Illustration workshop. It's like being in an old European village. Quaint places to eat and drink, Friendly people.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Village constructed to look like colonial period. Shops, craft institute, jewelry with native stone and amber. Chapel with Sunday masses and weddings. A couple restaurants and bars. Visited during day and then returned in evening for wedding. Entry free. Chapel small and crowded for 80 guests. Nice setting. Worth a visit. 20 minutes by cart from hotel. Remember, this is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

We payed 5 dollars a person and just the taxi. We were 4 adults and a baby. It was more then worth it. I would have been happy with just the great views you get from so high up on the mountain, the rivers, the other mountains...its really nice, then when you factor all the other scenery to take in,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The food was amazing with some wonderful wine selections. The variety on the menu was so overwhelming but good.

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