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Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic and a UNESCO world heritage site, is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas and one of the most populous cities in the Caribbean. The city is a mix of old world charm and modern Latin flair. Its medieval palaces and fortresses mix with nightlife and shopping to rival any modern city in the world. You'll find pristine beaches and hidden gems like a salsa/merengue club set inside a huge underground cave.

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Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America
This impressive cathedral, one of the earliest built in the Americas, is known for its dramatic architecture.
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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The 3 Eyes National Park
The 3 Eyes National Park
A group of interconnected caves near Santo Domingo.
Attraction type: Geologic Formations; National Parks
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Zona Colonial
Zona Colonial
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Alcazar de Colon
Alcazar de Colon
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.
Attraction type: Castles; Historic Sites
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Calle de Las Damas
Calle de Las Damas
This cobblestone street, the first ever built in the New World, is known for its numerous beautiful structures from centuries past.
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Don Pepe Restaurante
Don Pepe Restaurante
Ranked #1 of 582 Restaurants in Santo Domingo
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
El Meson De La Cava
El Meson De La Cava
Ranked #2 of 582 Restaurants in Santo Domingo
Price: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, European, Spanish, International
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Pat'e Palo European Brasserie
Pat'e Palo European Brasserie
Ranked #3 of 582 Restaurants in Santo Domingo
Price: $15 - $60
Cuisines: Italian, Caribbean, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Fusion
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pura Tasca
Pura Tasca
Ranked #4 of 582 Restaurants in Santo Domingo
Price: $15 - $45
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Laurel Food and Wine
Laurel Food and Wine
Ranked #5 of 582 Restaurants in Santo Domingo
Cuisines: Latin, Sushi, Fusion, Italian
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Island Life Backpackers' Hostel
1.0 of 5
Island Life Backpackers' Hostel
$14 - $38
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La Choza Guesthouse
La Choza Guesthouse
$26 - $52
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Santo Domingo Bed and Breakfast
2.5 of 5
Santo Domingo Bed and Breakfast
$16 - $38
Ranked #4 of 62 Santo Domingo B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Casa Naemie
2.0 of 5
Casa Naemie
$68 - $96
Ranked #20 of 79 Hotels in Santo Domingo
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Casa del Sol
2.5 of 5
Casa del Sol
$49 - $64
Ranked #2 of 62 Santo Domingo B&B and Inns
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Adam Suites
3.5 of 5
Adam Suites
$48 - $88
Ranked #3 of 62 Santo Domingo B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo
4.5 of 5
JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo
$260 - $392
Ranked #1 of 79 Hotels in Santo Domingo
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo
4.0 of 5
Embassy Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo
$162 - $309
Ranked #2 of 79 Hotels in Santo Domingo
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Sheraton Santo Domingo
4.0 of 5
Sheraton Santo Domingo
$114 - $198
Ranked #3 of 79 Hotels in Santo Domingo
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