Description of the palace
This palace, located in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo, was the family home Columbus. Today is one of the most visited museums in Santo Domingo.
The Alcazar de Colon was built between 1510 and 1514 with coral rock. This palace has hosted for centuries the great Spanish conquerors. Abandoned in the 18th century it was renovated in 1955 and turned into a museum dedicated to the Viceroy and Admiral Don Diego Columbus.
The museum displays a rich collection of over 800 items such as furniture, sculptures, tapestries, ceramics and paintings dating from the thirteenth to the twentieth century.