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“Must do in Santo Domingo”
Review of Alcazar de Colon

Alcazar de Colon
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$79.00*
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Santo Domingo Day Trip from La Romana
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Must do in Santo Domingo”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

Columbus Alcazar, located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is the first and oldest Viceregal Mansion/Fort in America, major part of the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo UNESCO World Heritage Site. The building houses the Museo Alcázar de Diego Colón, collection exhibits the Caribbean's most important ensemble of European late medieval and Renaissance works of art, which were acquired in the 1950s. The Tapestry collection is impressive.

Visited August 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Historic building”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

Impressive to see this building form the 1500's still standing. Many of the cities best restaurants are nearby.

Visited May 2012
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North Stonington, Connecticut
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“it was nice and has a good museum insode”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Def a must do. It was cheap to see and nice to read the history of the DR in the museum.

Visited June 2012
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Deltona, Florida
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“Historical Beauty!”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

While visiting Santo Domingo we took in the sites of the Colonial part of the city. It is breathtaking to see the beautiful forts and how well they have kept up with time. This is one area of the city that is maintained in its old time splendor. The cobblestone streets and the lights at night send you back in time to a Beauty waiting for her sailor to come to port, beautiful for a leisurely walk at sun down.

Visited June 2012
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Portadown, United Kingdom
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“Worth the trek! Steeped in history!”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

Can't believe that i've been to Christopher Columbus' actual house when he was settling in the Americas!

Cheap to get into and some really interesting artefacts! Would recommend for any history enthusiast!

Visited July 2011
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