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“The Cultural Center of Santiago city.”
Review of Centro Leon

Centro Leon
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$160.00*
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Santiago Day Trip from Santo Domingo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Centro Leon is a nonprofit institution that belongs to the Eduardo León Jimenes Foundation, which opened its doors in 2003. It's a cultural center that houses four exhibition rooms, a media library, an auditorium, multipurpose lounges, a Caribbean menu cafeteria sand a shop where you can buy selected products, related to and prepared by national art crafters and from the Great Caribbean. In the gardens there's a collection of sculptures, native and endemic plants, with birds and reptiles that make an aviary their home. Besides meeting the standards set by the International Council of Museums and the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization, Centro León carries out a vary of programs and projects related to art, culture and environmental topics, that benefit community development throughout the strengthening of three central focuses: creativity, identity and habitability. Thanks to the cooperation of private donors and partnerships arranged with responsible businesses and cultural institutions in the country and from the world, Centro León works for the Dominicans in a Caribbean context through art and culture. Receives 66,000 visitors on average each year and in its first decade has executed more than 90 national and international exhibitions, not to mention the more than 2,500 public activities that have been organized so far.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The Cultural Center of Santiago city.”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

A valuable collection national an international art.. All about dominican folklore and its culture and specially from the Cibao area (the richest region in culture and resources and people). They made such great events there too.

Visited October 2012
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Santiago, Dominican Republic
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76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Pride of Santiago”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Centro Leon is and has been the best contribution to Santiago's culture. It has given Santiago a place for its artists, kids, grownups to express their art and values. It is something that Santiago and our country lacked and is now a reality. Hope more people decide to visit and take advantage of all it offers.

Visited August 2012
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“If in Santiago, visit this museum”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

It is a very nice facility, displaying important art collections, archaeological & literature, all related to themes of the Dominican culture. The snack bar menu is good & atmostphere is very nice

Visited July 2012
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2 Thank Kate B
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Ostersund, Sweden
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Worthy to visit!”
Reviewed July 27, 2012

Very modern, safe and beautiful with a great collection of the Tainos'culture! They offer outdoor concert (not live) on Friday night in one!

Visited January 2012
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Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
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69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“THE BEST ART CENTER IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC”
Reviewed February 3, 2012

If you like art, you must visit this center, they are well organized and know what they are doing, if in Santiago you MUST visit. Note : they do not open on Mondays.

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