The Colonial Zone - Santo Domingo






Santo Domingo Colonial Zone

The Colonial Zone

The Colonial Zone or Colonial City is the main tourist attraction of Santo Domingo. This is the oldest part of the capital of Dominican Republic, it was built in the early sixteenth century by Spanish settlers after the discovery of the island of Hispaniola by Christopher Columbus.
She keeps a historical record of this period with many buildings, homes and monuments that were built throughout the centuries of colonization, most of which can be visited:

With these historic monuments is a major tourist attraction for travelers and tourists who come to the Dominican Republic on vacation or for work. It receives visitors from all over the country and since the opening of the highway Del Coral, Santo Domingo is just two hours drive from Punta Cana-Bavaro, giving new life to the Colonial Zone .
Walking through the small streets, sightseeing, stroll, enjoy a drink on the terrace of a cafe is a great time. This part of the capital is not only a historical site, it is also a cultural center, entertainment and recreation. Cultural events are held frequently and sometimes concerts...
The main street of the Colonial Zone is Calle Conde is a pedestrian street that starts from Independence Park to the Ozama River. In this street are many shops of all kinds, though it has lost some of its splendor, this is no longer the main shopping street of the city.





Fortress Ozama Colonial Zone Santo Domingo

The Colonial City has many bars, restaurants, nightclubs that make it a place with a vibrant nightlife. This is not the only place where Santo Domingo nightlife, the city has much to celebrate as the Malecon with its luxury hotels and casinos, Venezuela Avenue (La Venez) where there a series of sports-bars, drinks, clubs... and many other places, there is (almost) a place where a drink and listen to music at every corner.
This tourist area of Santo Domingo also has many hotels and aparthotels for tourists, business travelers and businessmen.

Hotels & aparthotels in the Colonial Zone

Bars & clubs in the Colonial City

Restaurants

  • Pat’e Palo
  • Meson de Bari
  • Museo del Jamon
  • Atarazana
  • Angelo
  • ...

The Colonial Zone is the historic center of Santo Domingo with a lot to see and do, one day is not enough to explore in depth this part of the capital of the Dominican Republic.


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