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“Poor museum”
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.
Santiago
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Poor museum”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Unfortunately, people in charge at this museum is thinking more in talking between them, dancing and doing any other thing instead of taking care of visitors. Lack of descriptions in the objects, no clear circuit inside, unfortunately a loss of time.

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“The Very First Official Residence in the New World”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

Built by Columbus' son Diego in 1514, the building is in very good condition after 498 years! A recorded headset is provided, included on the entry ticket, with a brief description of each room and history of this very first official residence of Spain's authority.

Visited November 2012
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Owings Mills, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A beautiful Example of Morisco/Golden Age Architecture”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

This building was the center of the old "Ciudad del Puerto". The structure itself is a beautiful golden age piece of masonry and the historical background makes it a must see! Along with the Museo de las Casas Reales!

Visited March 2012
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Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“columbus s family house”
Reviewed December 1, 2012



colombus house is where family of the american discoverer live. christopher columbus son became the viceroy for the island and they built a castle for him , on a ridge ,next to OZAMA river in santo domingo,4 generations of the same family lived over that house , and that s why they named it the columbus house.

Visited December 2012
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Makati, Rizal, Philippines
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A must see piece of history”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

A highlight of the Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo is the Alcazar de Colon. Just standing in the massive courtyard makes you feel like you've stepped into the history books. One can imagine the early colonists milling about, plotting their conquest of the New World. History buffs that find themselves in Santo Domingo should make the time to see not just the Alcazar, but also the other sections of the Zona Colonial.

Visited April 2012
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